Wednesday, February 18, 2009

He got the sarcasm beaten right out of him

Today's best Cape Cod Times story recounts an altercation between two grown men -- over rude manners -- resulting in one man beating the other, in classic Cape Cod fashion, with his golf club. I'm with the door-holder guy. What he should have said was, "You're welcome, your highness. I'll be sure to sprinkle rose petals in your path the next time, too."

Man allegedly clubbed by teed-off Falmouth golfer

FALMOUTH — An alleged lack of manners at a Sandwich Road gas station led a local man to beat another man with a golf club, the police said.

Police officers were called to the Hess gas station at the corner of Sandwich Road and Route 151 at 6:45 a.m. Monday following an altercation between two customers. The incident began with one man not saying "thank you" to another man as he held the door open for him, police said.

When he was exiting the gas station, police said, a 50-year-old East Falmouth man held the door open for Carlos Navarro, 38, of Falmouth. When Navarro allegedly failed to thank the man for opening the door, the 50-year-old man allegedly uttered a sarcastic "thank you" to Navarro, police said.

Navarro told police he believed he had been disparaged, which led to a heated argument. Navarro then went to his car and retrieved a golf club — a wood not an iron — and struck the alleged victim several times in the stomach and legs, police said.

Police said the alleged victim suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Navarro was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Falmouth District Court yesterday and was ordered to stay away from the alleged victim. Navarro faces a pretrial hearing March 31.

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