A fight over money in the Florida Keys led a son to hurl an ax at his father, landing him in jail, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
The dispute began around 10 a.m. Monday in the Stock Island apartment of Raymond Odom, 47, and his son, Austin, 26. The elder Odom had asked his son for money to buy food, according to the police report. Austin told a sheriff’s deputy that he refused and his father began calling him names.
The younger Odom then pulled out a $100 bill and chopped it up on the table with an ax, the Sheriff’ Office said. He then threw the ax at his father.
Odom’s father managed to block the ax, although one of his wrists paid a heavy price. The older Odom suffered serious injuries to his wrist. A witness hearing the commotion from across the street coaxed the ax out of the younger Odom’s hands.
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MCSO arrived and arrested Odom, charging him with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Stock Island Detention Center without bond. The father was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center for his wrist injuries.