Man Watering Neighbor's Lawn Fights Fla. Cops

A Polk County man got into a fight with two officers because he tried to water his neighbor's lawn, investigators told WFTV Thursday.


POLK COUNTY, Fla. --

A Polk County man got into a fight with two officers because he tried to water his neighbor's lawn, investigators told WFTV Thursday.

Authorities said Joseph Florence was upset with how his neighbor's yard looked, so he decided to water it. His neighbor called police.

Police said when they arrived and tried to arrest Florence for trespassing, there was a struggle and he punched and choked the officers. The officers were not seriously hurt, but Florence ended up with two black eyes.

Florence was arrested and charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, depriving an officer of communication, and resisting an officer without violence. Florence was taken to the Polk County jail.

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