Skip to comments.Florida man charged with assault on Utah chairlift after video is posted online
Posted on 01/21/2023 6:11:01 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A 39-year-old Florida man now faces criminal charges in connection with a physical confrontation on a Park City chairlift that was posted on TikTok and garnered millions of views.
The man, from Lutz, Florida, was charged Wednesday in Summit County Justice Court with assault, a class B misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor.
Police say the assault occurred on Dec. 26 while two men and a woman were riding a chairlift at Park City Mountain Resort. The Park City-based news website Town Lift reports that the victim is a 52-year-old man who is also from Florida.
The confrontation was recorded by people riding on the lift, two chairs behind the men. After it was uploaded to TikTok, it quickly went viral.
The video starts with the 39-year-old man, who is sitting on one end of the chair loudly yelling at the victim, who is sitting in the middle.
"You going to elbow me in my … face?!" the man yells at the victim.
He then is seen punching the victim in the face while yelling several times, "What's wrong with you?"
Others are heard in the video screaming at the man to stop. He continues his rant, however, telling the victim, "I'm going to embarrass you."
In the video, the man contends that the victim elbowed him in the face, prompting the angry response. The people filming the video can be heard saying they didn't see an elbow thrown.
A second video shows the chairlift reaching the top of the mountain where ski patrol detains the suspect. An arraignment is scheduled in court for Feb. 27.
Only FL man could assault a chair lift - and live.
OMG! Florida Man is ranging far afield from the Sunshine State.
Is anyone safe now?
It begins with " two men and a woman were riding a chairlift," and then proceeds to "The video starts with the 39-year-old man, who is sitting on one end of the chair loudly yelling at the victim, who is sitting in the middle."
At this point, either the other man or the woman is the "victim," but we're not told which one it is.
It goes on to say "In the video, the man contends that the victim elbowed him in the face, prompting the angry response."
Without identifying who the person in the middle is, what are they trying to cover up?
Was this a gay spat, with the woman on the other end wondering what she got into?
Did this guy start beating up on the woman sitting next to him because she was adjusting her clothes after settling into the chair lift and the guy went ballistic on her while the other guy just ignored it?
What really happened?
Who writes this stuff?
I thought assaulting a chairlift was a property crime aka vandalism.
Journalism school graduates.
Is anyone safe now?
Yes, absolutely. As long as they let North Dakotans drink all their whiskey at the same time they are trying to catch the lift.
and this a SPECIAL chairlift. It was a UTAH chairlift!
Somebody’s got an Ice Chip on their shoulder.
They leave the house, looking for things to feel offended about or confronted by.
Utahans (Utahians?) should have plenty of whiskey to spare shouldn’t they?
And lots of cigarettes.
They might have opened one pack for Gary Gilmore but even that should have 19 smokes left. :)
banish him to the rope-tow...
Wives too, brudda, what I hear!
He Da Man !
It’s like nobody can do their job anymore. I think I’ve seen the word ‘weary’ used mistakenly for ‘wary’ at least 3 times in the past 2 weeks. And I mean on real media websites, not a mistake in a post on FR or FB or anything.
I’m ready to be told that it’s OK to use them interchangeably, like ‘imply’ and ‘infer’. Which is also wrong, btw.
Strange, I could understand the story. He claimed the woman elbowed him, so started smashing her in the face.
Was it a handicapped chair lift by any chance? That’s carries an automatic death sentence in Utah.
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