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66-Year-Old Assaulted by Angry and Confused Man in Orlando

A minor car accident in the parking lot of a Miller’s Ale House located in Orlando turned serious due to a road rage incident that followed. According to the report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a 66-year-old man—who has not been named—was driving with his girlfriend through the parking lot of the popular restaurant on Winter Garden Vineland Road when he was stopped by an SUV whose driver’s doors were open and blocking the traffic lane. The 66-year-old politely asked the owner of the SUV, the 37-year-old Ronald Ayers, to close the doors on his car so that the traffic lane would be navigable. Ayers complied.

As the 66-year-old drove by, one of the doors on Ayers’ SUV opened again, this time opening directly onto the passing vehicle. Witnesses say that at this point some antagonistic words were tossed between the two men before they both pulled their cars towards the back of the parking lot. Ostensibly, the move was so that the two of them could assess the damage done to their respective vehicles, however once they reached they back edge of the lot the situation became more tense.

According to the 66-year-old and the affidavit that was subsequently filed, Ayers’ wife, who was in the passenger side of the SUV, continued to throw insults and aggression towards him. The 66-year-old’s girlfriend then exited the vehicle, approached the two men, and called Ayers’ wife a bitch. Ayers’ wife heard the comment and became enraged, screaming at the other woman and the 66-year-old and telling Ayers that she had been called bitch. Ayers’ did not think through the situation clearly and, goaded on by his unhappy partner, decided to attack the 66-year-old. The statement indicates that Ayers said, “You called my wife a bitch,” before punching the 66-year-old in the face. It is not clear to whom he was talking to as the punch he landed and the comments he referred to related to different individuals.

Ayers is currently facing charges of battery, specifically battery on a person older than 65. He is also being charged with probation violation due to his felony drug charge.

James O. Cunningham

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