Man Accused of Hitting Firefighter With Shovel As He Tried to Extinguish Illegal Burn

Man Accused of Hitting Firefighter With Shovel As He Tried to Extinguish Illegal Burn

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT

According to a news release from the Charlotte County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, a 44-year-old Florida man was arrested last week for allegedly hitting a firefighter in the helmet with a shovel as he was trying to put out a fire behind the suspect's home.

The suspect is charged with aggravated battery on a firefighter with a deadly weapon and preventing or obstructing extinguishment of a fire, according to the news release.

Read the entire news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office HERE.




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