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Good Samaritan Assaulted by Elderly Man With Gun While Changing His Tire

Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 03:21 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A good samaritan is assaulted by an elderly man while trying to help him change his tire in Nashville.

The victim offered to help the 65-year-old man change his flat tire at a local Walmart parking lot in Nashville on June 6. However, according to Metro police, the elderly man, due to his intoxication level, began to argue with the victim and make insults and threats.

The suspect, John Bowers, then grabbed a 9MM Smith and Wesson handgun from his car. The victim saw this and lunged on the elderly man, grabbed the pistol from his hand and slammed him to the ground, according to the police affidavit.

Bowers needed to go to the hospital for a broken leg. The victim was not injured.

Bowers continued yelling insults, this time at officers. He even asked them to help him so he could beat up the victim, according to the report. Bowers is in the Davidson County Jail on $30,000 bond.


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