Florida man attacks cellmate after being asked for 'courtesy flush'
WPTV / Monroe County
Gilford Abshire, 53, was already in jail on a battery charge when he beat his cellmate Monday morning after relieving himself in the cell toilet, a Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

By Peter Burke, WPTV

KEY WEST, Fla. (WPTV) -- A homeless Key West man attacked his jail cellmate Monday after they got into an argument about his penchant for passing gas.

Gilford Abshire, 53, was already in jail on a battery charge when he beat his cellmate Monday morning after relieving himself in the cell toilet, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said.

The 65-year-old victim told deputies he was upset at Abshire throughout the day for passing gas and asked him for a "courtesy flush" because of the smell. The victim told deputies Abshire started kicking him while he was on the bottom bunk and then threw him across the cell.

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