Victim beaten after asking unmasked man to socially distance

cold case crime unsolved
Man without mask reported dragged masked customer from store and beat him.

A 70-year-old man was beaten after he asked a man who wasn’t wearing a mask to practice social distancing inside a central Florida gas station, police said.

The two men began arguing around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, according to an Orange County arrest affidavit. The older man paid for his items and went outside the Citgo gas station in Winter Park.

Rovester Ingram, 24, followed him outside and began kicking and punching the older man, according to the report. The man went back inside the gas station, and Ingram punched him again, grabbed him by the hair and dragged him back outside where the beating continued, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Ingram then left with another man, the report said.

Winter Park police confirmed the victim’s account through eyewitness accounts and security footage. They found Ingram at his house, the report said.

Ingram told the Orange County deputy that the man who filed the complaint was being aggressive towards him and so he hit the victim in self defense.

Ingram is charged with kidnapping/inflicting bodily harm as well as aggravated battery, according to court records.

The victim complained of a possible dislocated angle and was transported to a hospital for treatment. There was no information about his condition.

Associated Press


2 comments

  • S.B. ANTHONY

    September 14, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    All encouraged by the poser president.

  • carmen

    September 14, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    B.S.
    this started under obama. he stood by with his finger in his butt watching multiple cities burn. The current crop of dem’s have done nothing to punish this thug behavior. “If I had a son, he would look like……”, fade to a 3rd grade picture.

    Go ahead, vote for biden, and watch this behavior come to a town, neighborhood near you. All law abiding citizens need to carry concealed and be prepared to defend themselves and their families.

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