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Coffee argument ends in gunshot

TRILBY, Fla. (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a 51-year-old man attacked his 80-year-old mother during an argument that ended when she fired a warning shot and he ran away.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the incident began around 11:30 a.m. Monday when Lorene Orr, 80, of Trilby, told her live-in son, Michael Sims, 51, there was no coffee left in the house, the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times reported Wednesday.

Orr said Sims began throwing objects around the house and threw her to the floor. The report said Orr's other son, Lorenzo Sims, 52, helped her up from the ground and told his bother to leave.

The report said the brothers argued on the porch and Orr retrieved her .38 special when Michael Sims attempted to come back inside.

The sheriff's office said Orr held her gun up to the door and fired a warning shot through the glass and into the floor, prompting Michael Sims to leave.

Deputies said they found Sims, who had a minor cut on his knee from a shard of glass, near the home and arrested him on an aggravated domestic battery charge.

Copyright 2012 by United Press International

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