Friday, September 21, 2018
Public safety

Deputies: Pasco man beaten, arrested after molesting child in McDonald's parking lot

HUDSON — A 60-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested after he was beaten up by another man who caught him molesting a 7-year-old girl in a McDonald's parking lot, deputies said.

Pasco County Sheriff Office deputies said David Gross, 28, the child and Spencer Keith Joyce had gone to the McDonald's at 9441 State Road 52 around midnight on Monday. Gross left the car, and when he returned, he found Joyce sexually molesting the child, deputies said.

Gross then grabbed Joyce and began beating him up, deputies said.

Deputies arrived, and Joyce was arrested on charges of capital sexual battery. He was booked into the Land O'Lakes Detention Center.

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