A Florida couple’s fun night out turned violent on Tuesday, as reported by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Miami Herald, a deputy on marked uniform patrol received a physical domestic disturbance call at a local bar-restaurant in North Fort Myers around 8:45 p.m. Although the report redacted the location, TV station NBC-2 stated that it was The Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke to a man who explained that his live-in girlfriend, later identified as Elizabeth Ann Sherlock-Mason, 61, had initially wanted him to take her to a nearby strip club called Lookers. The police report withheld his name.
However, the boyfriend, 69, suggested they go to dinner first. Once they arrived at the restaurant, she began drinking and became verbally abusive, prompting him to decide they should leave and stand up from his bar stool. Mason wanted to stay and grabbed her boyfriend’s neck with both hands in an attempt to choke him, according to the police report. After the man forcibly removed Mason’s wrists from his neck, the altercation escalated, and Mason kicked him in the groin, as per the complaint. The report stated that he did not lose consciousness or the ability to breathe. In the midst of the fracas, Mason lost her balance and fell off the bar stool to the ground.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a Florida couple’s night out turned violent on Tuesday. The deputy on patrol received a call about a physical domestic disturbance at a local bar-restaurant, reportedly The Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut, around 8:45 p.m. The man told the deputy that his live-in girlfriend, identified as Elizabeth Ann Sherlock-Mason, 61, initially wanted him to take her to a nearby strip club, but he suggested they go to dinner first.
After she started drinking and becoming verbally abusive, they left the restaurant, and she grabbed his neck in an attempt to choke him when he stood up from his bar stool. She kicked him in the groin, and when he tried to help her up, she refused assistance and left for the parking lot. The deputy observed red marks on the man’s neck and several inconsistencies in Mason’s story. Due to the totality of circumstances, including the victim’s age, the deputy charged Mason with one count of battery on someone 65 years of age or older, and she was taken to the Lee County Jail.