Florida golfer’s hole-in-one lands him under arrest for parking lot assault

A Florida man may regret the best golf swing of his life.

Robert Moore, a 75-year-old resident of The Villages in Florida, has been arrested for aggravated manslaughter – and the photo taken of Mr Moore after he shot a hole-in-one at Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course is apparently part of reason why.

According to authorities, on June 28, an 87-year-old man named Dean Zook was reportedly driving to Glenview Country Club with his wife for dinner when he crashed into a Lexus parked in the club’s parking lot.

(Sumter County Sheriff’s Office)

Allegedly, Mr Moore took offense, approached Mr Zook and eventually slapped him multiple times in the face, court documents and reporting show several points of sale called. Mr Zook was taken to hospital with brain injuries and died on July 16.

Mr Moore’s car was reportedly not the car Mr Zook knocked in the car park and he is accused of leaving the scene before police could make an arrest.

In the days that followed, investigators began searching for Mr Zook’s attacker, and court documents say an anonymous tipster had provided a picture of Mr Moore, who was said to be wearing the same clothes as the attacker in the surveillance footage.

In addition, investigators were able to trace credit card purchases made on the day of the assault to Mr. Moore.

And finally, they found a photo of Mr. Moore allegedly wearing the same clothing that was printed after his hole-in-one at Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course on November 8th.

When officers arrived at Mr Moore’s to arrest him, he allegedly claimed that Mr Zook attacked him first and that he only fought back in self-defense.

After his arrest, Mr. Moore was released on $30,000 bail.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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