DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A Georgia man was arrested after a family disagreement at a campground became a brawl.
According to a Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, a woman told police a 30-year-old man slapped his 15-year-old brother in the face. When their father found out, he confronted the man and a fight broke out between the two.
The defendant showed police a mark on his neck and said it was from his father “sucker punching” him.
The defendant then told police that he was mad at his 15-year-old brother for cussing at their grandmother the night before, and he had gone to the teenager to “talk about it.” He became mad when the teen ignored him and grabbed him by the shirt, the report said.
The 30-year-old man said his brother then “bowed up” and made a fist like he was going to punch him, so the man slapped him. He said after that was when his father approached him a fight broke out.
Police determined the 30-year-old man instigated the fight and arrested him for misdemeanor battery.