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Florida man arrested after striking elderly man at gas station

Authorities in Flagler County have arrested a man they say attacked an elderly man at a gas station.
The incident occurred at the Shell gas station on Palm Coast Parkway Monday morning.
Officials say 39-year-old Sean Ruel was captured on surveillance throwing a cup of coffee at the 76-year-old’s feet while waiting behind the victim in line.
The victim then followed Ruel outside to ask why he threw the coffee at him, and that is when Ruel punched the victim in the face.
The victim suffered minor injuries during the attack and authorities were able to locate Ruel the next day after sharing the video.
Ruel is facing a charge of battery on a person over 65.
He was booked at the Flagler County Jail on a $5,000 bond.