Not to be upstaged by the Arizona dad who refereed an unfair fight between his sons and another teen while threatening the crowd with a handgun, 35-year-old Gary Johnson has been charged with refereeing a fight between his son and another teen, then beating the teen after his son loses the fight.
Police say Johnson’s son and a 16-year-old were involved in a dispute and he had agreed to referee a fight between the two to make sure it was a fair fight. Video shows Johnson’s son eventually quitting the fight and walking away.
Johnson and the winning teen then go face-to-face with Johnson asking the boy if he wants to get knocked the f*ck out. The teen doesn’t back down and tells Johnson he would like to see that, right before Johnson punches him in the face and knocks him to the ground.
While the teen lies in the fetal position and covers his head, Johnson moves the boy’s hands and rains down a series of hammer blows to the teen’s face.
When the teen tries to get off the ground, Johnson can be seen kicking the boy in the head like he is punting a football. After another punch to the face sends the teen to the ground, Johnson’s own son steps in and stops the attack.
Shortly after, Johnson and the teen shake hands with Johnson telling him that nobody puts their hands on him.
Johnson, unaware the entire incident was being recorded by another teen (unedited clip can be seen here), initially told police that the 16-year-old provoked and attacked him first. He told them he only hit the boy in self-defense and never hit him while he was on the ground.
Johnson has been charged with aggravated battery, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is out of jail on $21,000 bond.
The victim’s mother says that her son has to see an oral surgeon because of the injuries he suffered. He has some jaw damage and is going to lose his two front teeth.Tags: assault and battery, Child Abuse, Crime, fight, Florida, Gary Johnson