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Dunnellon man jailed for throwing bottle at elderly woman who made greasy food

Wayne Francis MacDonald

A 31-year-old Dunnellon man was arrested recently after he allegedly threw a soda bottle at an elderly woman because she cooked dinner with too much grease.

The victim, who is older than 65, told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on Monday that Wayne Francis MacDonald complained about how she cooked dinner and threatened to burn down the house. She said the argument heated very quickly and MacDonald went outside, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said she opened the door to check on MacDonald and he threw a 20-ounce plastic soda bottle at her while she was in the doorway. She said the bottle hit the door next to her and burst open and bounced inside the house. When asked if she was scared, the victim said she was, the report said.

The deputy observed a wet soda stain on the door and the broken bottle was sitting on the floor inside the house, according to the report.

MacDonald told the deputy he came home from work and wanted dinner. He said the victim cooked with too much grease and they got into an argument. MacDonald said he started to walk out of the house and he threw a 20-ounce bottle at the victim “just to scare her,” the report said.

MacDonald charged with domestic battery on a person over the age of 65. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was released Tuesday on $2,000 bond. MacDonald is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on May 5.

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