[Ed. – He needs psychiatric help in addition to discipline.]
A man was arrested at the Coastland Center mall Tuesday after a witness said he beat a girl unconscious for spurning his advances.
An officer from the Naples Police Department responded to a call at around 4 p.m. regarding a fight in the food court. Bruce Gordon, 37, told the officer that he had struck the victim, who police say is a juvenile, in self-defense after she had accosted him unprovoked.
But a witness reported that Gordon had responded violently after the victim had refused Gordon’s flirtation with her in the Panda Express line. The witness said Gordon swore at her, left, then returned to punch her repeatedly in the face and then kick her and stomp on her as she lay unconscious on the ground, not stopping until a bystander hurled a chair at him.
One witness says Gordon could have killed her, had the bystander not stopped the attack.