Monday, August 22, 2016

Slow play leads to stabbing on course in Utah

Hot on the heels of an Oklahoma man pulling a gun in an attempt to reclaim his stolen golf clubs comes another violent golf-related outburst.
According to KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, 61-year-old Lee Johnson was arrested Saturday at a Payson-area golf course, after stabbing a man in the group ahead of him for playing too slowly and not letting Johnson and his wife play through.
Payson Police Lieutenant Bill Wright said the two groups got into a fight early in the round over slow play, and though it was initially settled by the clubhouse attendants, things again got testy about the time they were making the turn. 
After again being told they couldn't play through, Johnson pulled a pocket knife and stabbed one person before being tackled to the ground by another player in the group.
The man on the receiving end of the non-life threatening cut was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, while Johnson was booked into the Utah County Jail.
Johnson's wife was not arrested after authorities determined she was not involved in the attack.



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