Navy Vet Beaten While Trying To Stop 3 Dindus From Torturing, Killing Turtle
RT --A US Navy veteran suffered a skull fracture while trying to stop three men from torturing a turtle outside his Daytona Beach, Florida residential complex. The trio has been arrested and faces assault and animal cruelty charges. The turtle died.
Gulf War veteran Gary Blough’s wife Jennifer was walking with their daughter around the pond at Wedgewood Apartments on Tuesday, when she saw the men “smashing up” a turtle, according to the police report. She returned home and told her husband, who went outside and tried to stop it.
“I asked them to please leave it alone, just let it go to the lake,” Blough told local news station WKMG.
When Blough said he did not want a fight, one of the men replied, “I don’t give a f*** and I don’t care if I go to jail,” according to the arrest report.
“While I had my head turned, two of them started hitting me in the back of the head and punching me. Next thing I know we’re in a scuffle and I’m fighting three of them at the same time, defending myself,” Blough told WOFL.
The three men punched him, knocked him to the ground and then kicked him repeatedly, Blough said. First responders said he had fractures on his skull and facial bones, internal bleeding and a concussion. The suspects fled after several neighbors came out to witness the commotion, WKMG reported.