03/05/04 10:10 WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - A dispute at the salad bar turned into a food fracas at an upscale retirement home, with a man taking a bite out of another's arm and other residents suffering minor injuries.
Police said resident Lee Thoss, 62, of the Spring Haven Retirement Community was picking through the lettuce, which disgusted 86-year-old William Hocker, who was standing in line behind him.
Hocker told Thoss no one wanted to eat food he had been playing with. Thoss yelled and cursed at him, Hocker told police, and Hocker called him a nasty name. Then, witnesses said, Thoss then began punching Hocker in the face.
In the buffet melee that followed, Allen Croft, 79, tried to grab Thoss, who bit him on the arm, reports said.
Thoss' mother, Arlene, in her 80s and also a Spring Haven resident, jumped in to break up the fight and ended up with a cut arm. Harry Griffin, 92, was standing at the salad bar and cut his head when he was knocked to the ground.
``All the old folks were either getting up to help or trying to get out of there,'' police spokesman J.J. Stanton said of the scene last Sunday in the well-appointed dining room, which features an ice cream bar and a pastry chef.
Arlene Thoss, Croft and Griffin were treated at a local hospital and released.
Stanton said all involved declined to press charges, but home administrators have asked Lee Thoss to move out.
I find the whole thing really amusing. But the real question is, who would want to end up in the same retirement home that your mother was in?
I'm not terribly surprised ... Mom spends part of her time in a Florida condo and has often regaled me with stories of how the old folks in the area are the rudest, crabbiest people on earth. In her area a couple years ago, a man was actually killed in a shoving match over a theater seat (he fell and hit his head). If nothing else, the stories have cured me of any desire I may have had to retire to Florida.
s'io credesse che mia risposta fosse a persona che mai tornasse al mondo, questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. ma percoche giammai di questo fondo non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero, senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo.
Man, retirement for me is more than a couple of decades away, but I'm retiring to the central coast of California. Simply beautiful over there, nearly year round.
In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.
Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.
Bob Kohm, co-owner of Rotojunkies.com (rotojunkies.com) , and a large market kind of guy.
I used to work at a banquet center in St. Louis. During the weekends we of course had wedding receptions there, but during the week, various organizations ran bingo out of our banquet hall. I have seen the meanest people ever when I used to work these. I have seen one woman leave her friend up there because she was pissed her friend won. I have seen two old ladies fist fight over saved seats, or people sitting in their "lucky seat". I saw one woman in such a hurry to get into the bingo (she arrived about five minutes before the session started) that she locked her keys in the car with the engine running (which I have seen before), with her car still in drive (which I havent seen before). Luckily me and another guy saw it and was able to stop the car from rolling into anyone and was able to stop it from moving until someone could get into the car to shut it off. Old people can be pretty mean and crazy sometimes.
Wiggum: There's more bootleg tapes in here then..uh..Lou? Lou: A Chinese Wal-Mart? Wiggum: I guess that'll have to do. But whoever owns these tapes is in more hot water than.. Lou: A Japanese tea bag? Wiggum: Why don't you lay off the Asians Lou
Originally posted by Hogan's My DadI know. This sounds like something Vince McMahon will be doing in a few years.
Pretty much, he could include this with bringing back ECW...."And look Grandpa Greeley is setting Old Man Wynter up for the powerbomb through the table"...if this happens, they have to get Joey Styles and his "OH GOD!!!!!" back on TV
"I'm not that big, but I'm fast, I'm pretty sure I can outrun the whole Dallas Cowboys team." --high school senior RB (and possible future Boomer Sooner) Adrian Peterson on his thoughts on his chances in the NFL
Am I the only person who hope this kid signs into the NFL and Roy Williams and Parcells get to let that comment stew for the next 7 months?
Originally posted by RetrovertigoAm I the only one who thinks its extremely odd that a 62-year-old is already living in a retirement home? 62 isn't THAT damn old.
62 seems way too young for a retirement home. My dad will be 64 in five days and he is more active than a lot of people I know who are half his age. The only reason that I could think of that a 62-year old would need a retirement home would be a debilitating illness.
Of course, Cosmo Kramer was probably around 40 when he went to the retirement community.
Yeah, it was just some tape junk in there. I ran the shower with the heat all the way up for like 10 mins, and shut the water off, grabbed my wrench, and it slid off with ease. Thanks for the help, cranlsn!