Thursday, April 05, 2007

Florida Mason slugs brother during lodge meeting, knocking his teeth out

I had to check the date on this story twice, thinking it must be a late April Fool's joke.

A Lehigh Acres, Florida lodge brother slugged his Masonic brother during a lodge meeting, knocking his teeth out!

Wednesday night, 73-year-old Bro. William Horacio was arrested after he decked Bro. Cliff Ayers, the Naples Daily News reported.

Witnesses reported that Ayers "had been provoking Horacio all night." When Ayers corrected something Horacio was saying, Horacio stepped down from the podium and charged at Ayers, 17 years his junior, punching him several times in the face as others tried to pull them apart, the sheriff's office said.

Ayers had his permanent bridge knocked loose. He told reporters the incident was not newsworthy, adding that "Masonry does a lot of good things for a lot of people."

Arrested on a felony battery charge, Horacio was still in custody Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE April 9: Be sure to read Bro. Coffey's essay on this topic.

Image: Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in Fight Club

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14 comments:

  1. Apparently what Horacio purposes, that he performs.

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  2. Some incidents simply defy commentary.

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  3. Rule number 1 of Fight Lodge: You do not talk about Fight Lodge.

    Rule number 2 of Fight Lodge You do not TALK about Fight Lodge.

    And as an EA - you _have_ to fight.

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  4. That old bastard said "fixed income" one too many times. I just couldn't take it anymore.

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  5. Brother you beat me to it... I just posted the same blog and now I see you've had yours up for a couple of hours now. You must've been at the meeting to have posted so quickly.....

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  6. Heh... no, Bro. Isaiah, I wasn't at that meeting, and am glad I wasn't. That couldn't have been pretty, watching two Masonic brothers beat on each other.

    — W.S.

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  7. I wonder if the police reports reads as follows: Victim stated that he was attack at the East gate and was accosted to the point that he fell on both of his knees. Victim then stated that once he regained consciousness that he was raised.....

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  8. ...to learn to subdue my passions and improve my left hook in Masonry...

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  9. I guess he was told 1 too many times "thats not how we did it in my year!"

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  10. "I will not in anger strike, nor spill the blood of a brother master mason."

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  11. It would be interesting to find out if and when charges of unmasonic conduct are filed against either or both of these unruly brothers.

    — W.S.

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  12. "I will not in anger strike, nor spill the blood of a brother master mason."

    Interestingly, we dont' say that in Conn.

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