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Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:41 AM

74 yr old man shoots man in ankle, beats him with golf club for walking dog on golf course



(Golf Digest) When it comes to the great state of Florida, nothing surprises us anymore. Gators could fly, the Everglades could freeze, and Disney could be cut off from the political teet (OK, that last one actually happened), and we would hardly bat an eye. So great is its capacity for chaos. So long has it reveled in it. And yet we can’t help be shocked by this story out of Delray Beach, where 74-year-old Robert Levine is under arrest for attempted first-degree murder for shooting 64-year-old Herbert Merritt in the ankle after he found Merritt walking his dog along the 15th hole of Kings Point Golf Club just before 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Here’s how it went down according to Merritt (as reported by WPBF News):

“Merritt told deputies he was walking his dog on the grass next to the golf course when Levine rode up in his golf cart and … began causing a verbal altercation with him due to having his dog on the golf course … He then began shooting at him while Merritt was running away.

Levine chased Merritt around a tree while continuing to shoot—Merritt said he shot about five rounds at him, according to the report and witnesses … he felt that Levine was trying to kill him.” ...............(more)

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/delray-beach-golf-course-shooting-dog-florida-man




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Reply 74 yr old man shoots man in ankle, beats him with golf club for walking dog on golf course (Original post)
marmar Apr 2022 OP
Ray Bruns Apr 2022 #1
Earth-shine Apr 2022 #17
MagickMuffin Apr 2022 #2
Mopar151 Apr 2022 #3
sop Apr 2022 #4
Midnight Writer Apr 2022 #5
Auggie Apr 2022 #6
sop Apr 2022 #15
lindysalsagal Apr 2022 #19
Auggie Apr 2022 #22
ZonkerHarris Apr 2022 #18
Karadeniz Apr 2022 #7
Auggie Apr 2022 #14
Effete Snob Apr 2022 #8
LiberatedUSA Apr 2022 #16
niyad Apr 2022 #9
niyad Apr 2022 #10
lpbk2713 Apr 2022 #11
Iggo Apr 2022 #12
Emile Apr 2022 #13
Sogo Apr 2022 #20
maxsolomon Apr 2022 #21
lpbk2713 Apr 2022 #23
11 Bravo Apr 2022 #24
PatSeg Apr 2022 #25
Chainfire Apr 2022 #26
Fla Dem Apr 2022 #27

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:45 AM

1. I have only one word - Florida.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:28 PM

17. I got two words -- Kings Point. That's where I live!

Sh*t! The old folks around here are "packing" and they are crazy.

This is my neighborhood, but I first heard it on DU!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:49 AM

2. GeeWhiz, don't f around with Robert Levine while golfing



"That was a hole in one, you saying it wasn't" as he draws his weapon.

"I said it was a hole in one, you gonna dispute it"


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:53 AM

3. To the tune of "Low Rider"

"All my friends, go to Flo-Ri-Da! Flo-Ri-Duh, wound a little tighter!"

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:55 AM

4. Great article. Who knew the people at Golf Digest had a sense of humor?

From Esquire's "90 wildest Florida Man" stories: "Florida Man Threatens to Kill Man With 'Kindness,' Uses Machete Named 'Kindness'"

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:57 AM

5. "he felt that Levine was trying to kill him". I can understand where he got that impression.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:59 AM

6. Levine is going to prison ...

perhaps for life, perhaps for up to 15 years, depending on the final charges.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:01 PM

15. Remember, this is Florida.

A retired Tampa Police SWAT captain who shot and killed an unarmed man in a movie theater, because he threw a bag of popcorn at him during an argument over cellphone use, was just acquitted by a jury of his peers.

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Response to sop (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:38 PM

19. I avoid the state a tall costs. Used to be just the alligators and the traffic...

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Response to sop (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 02:48 PM

22. Different crimes, different circumstances, different outcomes.

My money is on a plea to lesser charges. Won’t go to trial IMO.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:36 PM

18. lets hope

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:59 AM

7. The antagonist is mentally ill and needs to be removed from civilized society.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 12:34 PM

14. He will be

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:59 AM

8. You have to be prepared when you do that

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:03 PM

16. Great reference! N/t

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 11:59 AM

9. Teat, not teet.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 12:02 PM

10. "on the grass next to the golf course is not ON the golf course.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 12:30 PM

11. Doesn't everyone carry a firearm in their golf bag?



"Caddy, let me have the .357 wood handle please."

When this guy takes a shot, he takes a shot.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 12:31 PM

12. Gunfuckers gonna gunfuck.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 12:34 PM

13. Did he brag about making an imaginary hole in one?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:47 PM

20. "Get off my lawn!"

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 01:50 PM

21. He was a responsible gun owner right up the moment he was an attempted murderer.

Over dog shit.

The issue isn't Floorduh; it's America's Gun Insanity.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 03:17 PM

23. Levine could be facing a bleak future.



He could be looking at life without parole. If the judge orders the minimum sentence he could die in prison. And if he shot at Merritt five times that could be five counts.

If a firearm is discharged during the commission of a violent offense, a 20-year minimum sentence may be imposed.

Link: https://www.mikeglaw.com/gun-crimes/


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 04:07 PM

24. Would it be wrong to hope that the next time Trump drives his golf cart up onto the green ...

this dude is in the vicinity?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 04:17 PM

25. Another day and another "a Florida man" story

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 04:26 PM

26. Oh come on folks, the shooter was just standing his ground...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2022, 04:41 PM

27. BUT! What happened to the Dog?

Mr. Merritt was walking his dog, he was then shot at, chased and beaten in the head by Mr. Levine. Where was the doggy all this time? Was he injured? Did he run away? Is he alright? I have checked several accounts of this incident, but no mention of the dog.

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