Man Arrested for Attacking Roommate
GAINESVILLE- It wasn't your typical "roommate bonding" for two Gainesville men. Gainesville Police officers arrested 32-year-old Christian Atkinson after they say he sent text messages to his roommate threatening to fight him when they got home from downtown. Once home officers said the roommate grabbed a baseball bat and locked himself in his room to protect himself. That’s when Atkinson kicked down the door and attacked his roommate. Officers said the roommate hit Atkinson with the bat in his side to stop him. Atkinson then returned with a bicycle tire pump and hit his roommate with it. Atkinson is charged with aggravated battery and burglary of an occupied dwelling.
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