Old Man Slashes Woman's Tires After She Sits in His Bingo Seat

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For some people, bingo isn’t just a game, it’s serious business. 82-year-old Fred Smith became angry when he saw 88-year-old Ethel Britt sitting in his favorite bingo seat. In an act of geriatric revenge, he slashed the tires on her van with an ice pick. The bingo game occurred at Lake Ashton Retirement Community Club House in Lake Wales, Florida.


In a security video, Smith is seen strolling over to Britt’s vehicle and slashing two of her tires. “I didn’t think anyone would be low enough to do that to my car because I didn’t know I had any enemies in my life,” Britt told Fox 13 News. “I thought everybody was my friend, but undoubtedly I have one enemy.” An enemy for life, Ethel, an enemy for life. Nobody fucks with a man’s bingo seat. Now you have suffered the consequences.

Police arrested Smith on one count of criminal mischief. “The man admitted to it when the officer told him what he was there to investigate, said Lake Wales Deputy Chief Troy Schulze. “He was apologetic. He said he was embarrassed. He regretted doing it, but he took ownership of it and said that even in the embarrassment he had to face consequences.” Smith has since been banned from bingo.

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Dorothy E. Smurf

Club Florida has everything; bingo, tire slashing, ice picks, old people getting territorial over chairs, and feuds.

This is an amazing story