Walter Liddell tried to get some sleep in his camper last Saturday afternoon. Instead, he got a face full of dirty underwear. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnny Wade Broestler, 46, of Gainesville, Florida, and charged him with battery for allegedly attacking Liddell, 60, with a pair of soiled underwear.
The victim, and Broestler live on the same property but in different structures. At about 4 p.m., Broestler walked into the camper while Liddell slept and started demanding money for the landlord. Liddell woke up, and the men started arguing.
The dispute turned physical when Broestler grabbed the dirty underwear and smeared it on Liddell’s face. “The underwear was full of poop, and he was trying to wipe it all over me,” Liddell said. Liddell then pushed Broestler away and shoved the underwear back in Broestler’s face.
The fight spilled out onto Liddell’s driveway, where a neighbour broke up the dispute, and Liddell called police. “When the cops came by, he was still covered with the poop,” Liddell said. “He never tried to wash himself to get it off.” Police booked Broestler into Alachua County Jail, where he remains with a bond set at $5,000.