Elderly Rampage

POSTED: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 10:56am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

A 72-year-old Fort Myers, Florida man has been arrested after allegedly backing his truck into a parked car, assaulting an EMT and possessing a concealed weapon, all while drunk.

Authorities say it all began when George Kirby was asked to leave the Fort Myers Social Security office last Thursday morning after appearing intoxicated.

Witnesses outside the building say they tried to stop Kirby from driving away, but he didn't listen.

He then jumped the parking bumper and backed into a vehicle before witnesses were able to take away his keys.

When deputies arrived, they found several guns inside Kirby's truck.

Kirby told deputies he was visiting the office to get a new Medicare card.

While asking Kirby about the incident, deputies say they noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Authorities say Kirby subsequently failed several field sobriety tests.

He was placed under arrest.

Deputies called Lee County EMTs to the scene after Kirby complained of chest pain.

A short time later, authorities say Kirby lashed out at an emergency worker.

The EMT told deputies she wished to press charges against Kirby.

Kirby was released from the hospital and taken to the Lee County Jail, where he was charged with DUI, DUI damage to property, carrying a concealed firearm, and aggravated battery on an EMT.