Published: July 9, 2013   |
Updated: July 9, 2013 at 08:37 PM
A Hudson man and his teenage son were arrested Saturday for a June fight involving an off-duty deputy, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
On June 25 about 6:20 p.m., Dave Riffe was driving his truck with his 10-year-old son in the passenger seat to McDonald's on Little Road in New Port Richey. At the intersection of San Miguel Drive and Galen Wilson Boulevard, a teal Plymouth minivan nearly rear-ended Riffe, an arrest report says.
The driver of the minivan, Victor Taylor Love Sr., 51, of 11415 Perch St., followed Riffe into the parking lot of Planet Fitness, 9023 Little Road, according to deputies.
Love and his 16-year-old son got out of the van and opened Riffe's door and began punching him, the report said. Riffe was able to fight the pair off and push them out of his truck. The duo began hitting Riffe's vehicle, causing about $1,000 worth of damage and again opened Riffe's door, attacking him, deputies said.
Because the second suspect is 16, he is not being identified.
Riffe's son told deputies that one of the attackers ran to his side of the truck and grabbed him by the shirt in an attempt to get at his father.
A witness took a photo of the minivan, which included the license plate number, and gave it to investigators. Love and his son were identified by Riffe and his son, as well as another witness using photos. The pair was arrested at their home. Both are charged with burglary, battery and criminal mischief.
Love remains in the Land O' Lakes Jail with bail set at $77,000.