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Florida Man, 73, Assaults Neighbor With Pot After Dominoes Game

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. 

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. 
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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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