A Florida man, identified as Robert Hall is being hospitalized after his ex-wife got into an argument that ended with her dragging him behind a pickup truck.
Hall remained in the surgical intensive care unit on Thursday at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was being treated for a broken pelvis, broken facial bones and bleeding in his brain, according to the sheriff’s office.
This disturbing attack took place in New Smyrna Beach, Fl., a popular resort town. Hall, 54, and his ex-wife, Jeanette Morris, 61, had a written arrangement that he could stay at her residence, while she was away at work as a truck driver, until she paid him $1,300 that she owed him.
Morris suspected that Hall had allowed his girlfriend in the house and arranged for a deputy to escort her when she returned to her home Tuesday night in order to avoid a confrontation, a sheriff’s report said.
After Morris told the deputy she would spend the night at her brother’s house, he left the residence. However, Morris never left the home instead Morris, Hall, and her brother, Harold Anderson, 63, and a woman named Joan Hobart, 46, began drinking vodka together.
The three turned on him, shocked him three times with a stun gun, punched him in the face, put a gun to his head, tied him to a truck bumper and dragged him for half a mile before he escaped, the sheriff’s report said.
They tied Hall’s hands behind his back then tied his ankles together and attached the rope to the bumper of a pickup truck and dragged him for half a mile, the report added.
As the truck came to a stop, they tossed Hall into the truck bed, cut off pieces of his hair and talked looking for a hole to bury him in. As the truck began to move again, Hall jumped out and ran to the nearest home for help. His body was bloody, and he was wearing only his shredded underwear and a rope around his neck and waist.
His alleged attackers are all behind bars; they have been charged with several felonies, including attempted murder.