Fort Lauderdale, FL – 89-Year-Old Attacked on Thanksgiving with Machete

November 24, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 23, 2018) – 89-year-old Maurice Blanchar from Fort Lauderdale said that he was stabbed by his tenant with a machete yesterday, Thanksgiving.

The 89-year-old grandfather was renting his home to the tenant, Jimmie Lee Leeks for $500 a month. Leeks was not paying him on time and was behind on rent. Blanchar told police that, instead of being paid, Leeks pulled out a machete and tried to kill his landlord.

Leeks was already a convicted felon and is now facing aggravated battery against a person 65 years or older. Blanchar used his cane to defend himself when his tenant was coming after him.

He was able to walk away from the incident with only scrapes and cuts.

Fort Lauderdale Aggravated Battery Laws

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