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Fla. father and son slash man who drank their "last beer," say cops

Jason Higdon Jr., Jason Higdon Sr.
WKMG
(CBS/WKMG) ASTOR, Fla. - Some folks can get a bit riled up when you drink their last beer.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said Jeffery Wilkerson found that out the hard way, at the Astor home of Jason Higdon Jr. and Sr. last Friday, when both men attacked him in a dispute over their last cold one. Wilkerson suffered a 10-inch slash from his back to his abdomen, deputies said.

Witnesses intervened and called for help for Wilkerson, who's 46. He was flown to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona for treatment. His condition was not released, but he was well enough to give a statement to deputies.

Deputies said Higdon Jr., 21, and Higdon Sr., 43, fled the scene of the attack, but were later arrested in Seminole County. Both were charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. They are each being held on $15,000 bond.