Deputies: North Fort Myers man sucker-punched 83-year-old

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hard feelings over a woman led a 39-year-old man to sucker-punch an 83-year-old man in the face in a Wal-Mart parking lot Sunday night, deputies said.

Witness Scott McPherson grabbed his gun and forced the 39-year-old Victor Alonso-Lopez to the ground, holding him there until deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office made it to the store on 545 Pine Island Road. Lopez was arrested and faces a battery charge.

The 83-year-old victim told deputies he didn’t see the punch coming and simply felt something hit the left side of his face as he rode in a motorized cart back to his car. His 34-year-old girlfriend, who was walking beside him, told deputies she used to be Alonso-Lopez’s girlfriend.

The punch knocked the 83-year-old man to the ground, but he declined medical treatment.

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