Police: Arm-wrestling loss sets off Fla. man

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - August 23, 2010

Police say Erick Lee Blanton drove his pickup truck across a lawn, over a mailbox and at several people after losing on Sunday. Witnesses told Fort Pierce police he also drew a rifle and pressed the barrel against the forehead of the man who beat him.

Police arrested Blanton at his home shortly afterward. He faces four counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

It could not be immediately determined if Blanton has an attorney.


Information from: The Stuart News, http://www.tcpalm.com

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