DADE CITY — Deputies say the fight started over a man's daughter.
The father didn't like Rene Loenzo Catalan-Mendez making advances at her, a Pasco sheriff's report states. During the dustup Sunday evening, Catalan-Mendez wielded a golf club.
His first stroke caught the other man in the shin, hard enough to snap the head off the club, the report states. Catalan-Mendez then used the fractured end to stabb the other man twice in the back.
Catalan-Mendez, 34, took the club with him when he fled to his own home a hundred feet away at 37245 Gaskin Road, the report states.
Deputies found him sitting on his front porch with the golf club laying beside him. He was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The victim was conscious and alert when deputies arrived, reports state. He was flown to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where his condition is unknown.
Catalan-Mendez remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $10,000 bail.