Arzie Tory was a 48-year-old lawn maintenance employee who arrived at work on July 12, 2011, and was assaulted by a man 19 years younger…
Tory, who said he was experiencing weakness from diabetes, took a punch to the eye and fled to his car, where he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and warned the other man to stay away, records show.
For brandishing the handgun, Tory, who was bleeding from near his eye, was charged by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
This is exactly why we need defensive display. Mr. Tory never should have been prosecuted and forced to fight for his freedom for over a year.