May 29, 2015 8:00 pm -


How is a man supposed to win Bingo when he can’t get his favorite chair?

Fred Smith, 82, was upset when he arrived at the Lake Ashton Retirement Community Club House in Lake Wales, Florida, on May 25 to find someone already sitting in his favorite seat for his weekly game of bingo. He was so upset he slashed the woman’s tires with an ice pick, My Fox Tampa reported.

“I didn’t think anyone would be low enough to do that to my car because I didn’t know I had any enemies in my life,” Ethel Britt, whose tires were slashed, said. “I thought everybody was my friend, but undoubtedly I have one enemy.”

Surveillance cameras captured the moment the bingo enthusiast seems to slash holes in the wheels of Britt’s van, a crime Lake Wales Deputy Chief Troy Schulze called “childish.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Man Slashes Tires Of Woman Who Took His Favorite Seat At Bingo Night

  1. Suzanne McFly May 29th, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Well he did it, he is the first senior to be banned from bingo at the retirement club, congrats on your historical achievement.

    • whatthe46 May 30th, 2015 at 1:55 am

      what’s up with you guys making me laugh in the morning hours?! it’s 12:55 am. oh, to hell with the neighbors… LOLOLOLOLOLOL

      • Suzanne McFly May 30th, 2015 at 9:27 am

        Laughing is good for your soul 🙂

  2. wpadon May 29th, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Don’t mess with bingo players, the next time it may not be your tires. I suppose we are fortunate no one was shot, this being Florida.

    • whatthe46 May 30th, 2015 at 1:54 am

      or texasican.

  3. rg9rts May 30th, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Expensive childishness

  4. allison1050 May 30th, 2015 at 6:30 am

    WoW’!! He really takes “his” bingo seat a little too seriously.

  5. eyelashviper May 30th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Well, he only had an icepick, and took out his vengeance on tires…this being Floriduh and all, it could have been far worse.
    Bingo is serious business here, and steer clear of shuffleboard tournaments, they have clubs and stuff.