You Will Be SHOCKED At The Reason This 91 Year Old Man Was Willing To Murder These Men

You Will Be SHOCKED At The Reason This 91 Year Old Man Was Willing To Murder These Men

mxhrtnMax Horton, a 91-year-old man living in Avon Park, Florida, confronted a landscaper who was spraying his car with grass clippings. It turned into an argument, with Horton pulling out a gun, reportedly threatening to kill the victim and forcing him to his knees. 

The Daily Mail reports,

Another landscaper, Johnny Barnes, who was at the scene, moved toward Horton to intervene, and at that moment Horton fired a round at Hendrix before turning toward Barnes.

Hendrix got up from his knees, disarmed Horton and he and Barnes tackled the man, holding him down until police arrived.

Horton suffered a black eye and minor injuries in the dispute and was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center for treatment.

He could not be taken to Florida Hospital – which was just a mile from the man’s house while the former center was more than 14 miles – because he had previously made threats to staff at the hospital.

In September 2013, Horton reportedly told Florida Hospital staff that he had a gun in his vehicle and that they would be sorry if he retrieved it. 

Neighbors told police on Thursday that Horton, who is retired, is known to ‘flip out’ and ‘get angry for no reason.

Horton is being charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held without bond. Most likely, he may suffer from some disease of old age that is causing his bizarre behavior. This brings up the question, what should we as a society do about those elderly who become like this, do we continue let them live on their own or without supervision where they may be a danger to themselves or others, or are there actions we can be taking to prevent this? Horton has a wife, who acknowledges that he has an anger problem.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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