A man was charged with battery, at LA Fitness, after striking another individual at the gym.
The man charged, Roosevelt Green, is 62 and the victim was 55, making the alleged crime unusual.
It all started when Green claimed another gym member was using his cell phone and “hogging” a piece of equipment by apparently sitting on it while talking on the phone. Green allegedly yelled at the equipment hog but didn’t get the response he desired. So, he went to the manager for assistance and returned to the equipment with the manager in tow.
Green allegedly began to argue with the equipment hog. During the argument Green claimed that the equipment hog put his hand on Green’s shoulder and Green proceeded to hit the man in the face several times to “defend himself”.
The equipment hog, who the police labeled the victim, said that Green also kicked him as he went down to the floor. The victim said he was sitting at the equipment because he was previously a stroke victim and he was “resting”. The victim did sign a complaint for battery and Green, a 62 year old black male with a Chicago address, was arrested.