Like bingo and shuffleboard, dominoes is a favorite among Florida's senior population. It isn't physically grueling or fast-paced, but one wrong turn of the domino can rile emotions. It did Sunday night on 54th Street in West Palm Beach when a game of dominoes ended in blood and an arrest.
Seventy-three year-old Keith Campbell was playing a game at his next-door neighbor's house. His opponent was a 57-year-old man who lives across the street. Apparently, an illegal move provoked a shouting match.
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According to the police report, Campbell then whacked his opponent with a cooking pot. When the officer arrived on the scene, the 57-year-old was bleeding from the right side of his head.
Campbell told police he hit the man in self-defense. Officers arrested him and transported him to Palm Beach County Jail. He faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
This isn't the first time a game of dominoes turned violent in Palm Beach County. In April, a 50-year-old man stabbed another man over a game of dominoes in Delray Beach. The 50-year-old man threw a glass bottle at the door and then allegedly stabbed his opponent with a three-inch folding knife.