Villager facing felony charge after alleged attack at dog park in The Villages

A Villager is facing a felony charge after an alleged attack at a dog park in The Villages.

Kenneth Frischman Rudlin, 69, of the Village of Osceola Hills at Soaring Eagle, was arrested Sunday evening at the Atlas-Canine Dog Park on Moyer Loop in the Village of Pine Ridge.

Another Villager had taken his two dogs to the dog park and one of his dogs took a ball from Rudlin’s dog, according to an arrest report from the Fruitland Park Police Department. Rudlin hit the other man’s dog with a two-foot long Chuck It ball launcher. The other man tried to break up the fight between the dogs when Rudlin “turned his attention to him” and began striking the other man with the ball launcher.

Kenneth Rudlin, right, was arrested after an altercation at a dog park in The Villages.

Police were dispatched to the scene at 6:22 p.m. after a 911 call was placed.

Kenneth Rudlin

When officers arrived on the scene, they found that the Villager had three large welt marks on his back. They were “raised and swollen.”

Several witnesses provided statements to police.

Rudlin said he struck the man “out of instinct.”

The Chuck It ball launcher was seized as evidence.

The native New Yorker was arrested on a charge of battery on a person over the age of 65. He was booked at the Lake County Jail on $2,000 bond.

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