Man arrested in underwear attack

Sept. 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man charged with battery allegedly smeared soiled underpants on another man's face during an argument.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office said Johnny Broestler, 46, of Gainesville, allegedly entered the camper belonging to Walter Liddel, 60, around 4 p.m. Saturday and demanded money on behalf of the landlord, The Gainesville Sun reported Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said the two men argued, leading Broestler to grab a pair of soiled underwear and smear fecal matter on the other man's face.

The report said Liddel had fecal matter on his neck and ear when a deputy arrived. Broestler was arrested and charged with battery.

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