BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - A 70-year-old New Jersey man was arrested early Thursday after hitting another man with a pipe and breaking his ankle during a dispute over music, deputies said.
Joseph McSherry faces a felony charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said deputies were called to an incident at the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge shortly after 1:30 a.m.
When Sgt. Evan Calhoun arrived, the victim told him that a neighboring camper, later identified as McSherry, came over to complain about the music being played and then struck him in the chest and leg with a PVC pipe.
The victim was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center to be treated for a broken ankle.
McSherry was arrested and booked into the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island.
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