A 91-year-old Florida man reportedly shot at landscapers for getting grass clippings on his vehicle.
Just before noon on September 17, landscaper Robert Hendrix was working at a home on Palo Verde Drive in Avon Parkand accidentally got grass clippings on Max Horton’s vehicle. Horton, of Avon Park, started arguing with Hendrix, pulled out a gun and ordered Hendrix to get on his knees. Horton told Hendrix he was going to kill him.At the same time, fellow landscaper Johnny Barnes made a move
towards Horton. Horton fired off one round from the handgun at Hendrix then turned his attention to Barnes. At this point Hendrix was able to get up and disarm Horton. Hendrix and Barns tackled Horton and held him until police arrived.
Horton received minor injuries when tackled and was transported by EMS to Highlands Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room for treatment. Hendrix could not be taken to Florida Hospital because he had previously made verbal threats to staff members in September 2013, telling them he had a gun in his vehicle and they would be sorry if he went to get it.
Once cleared from Highlands Regional Medical Center, Horton was booked into the Highlands County Jail for attempted first degree murder.