Grumpy Old Men: Fistfight Caught on Tape

NEW YORK (CBS) Down guys! It's just a sidewalk!

Two Florida men were arrested last week after they got into a fistfight at a St. Petersburg, Florida City Council meeting.

Council members were discussing, of all things, whether or not to privatize a city sidewalk outside a local shopping plaza. Police say after the Council voted to approve vacating the sidewalk, the disturbance erupted involving the men, one of whom is a councilman's brother.

Police say 76-year-old Frederick Dudley and 51-year-old Ronald Deaton confronted each other, and things quickly escalated into some pushing and shoving and punching.

Officials stepped in and defused the situation.

Both men were arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and taken to the Pinellas County Jail where they were kept overnight and released the next day on bond.


Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App