Tuesday, December 31, 2013

70-year-old beaten while trying to slow neighborhood cars


A 70-year-old man pushing his wife in a wheelchair with his granddaughter by his side says he was beaten for trying to slow a car down in his neighborhood.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. Friday night along 60th Ave. Drive West in Bradenton.

All James Gorman wanted was for a car speeding down the road to slow down. That car ended up stopping, and what happened next would end up putting James Gorman in the hospital.

"That's a thumb in the eyeball," says James Gorman, who lives in West Bradenton.

Gorman's black eye is just the start. He has a torn rotator cuff, broken glasses, and pounding headaches.

More @ WTSP


  1. yet another case for concealed carry and stand your ground laws.

    1. With two assaulting him, deadly force would have been justified.