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Elderly man accused of punching girlfriend's daughter, stealing her car keys

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Posted at 2:15 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 10:52:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested after he threatened, punched, and snatched car keys from his girlfriend's daughter. 

Willie Williams, 69, was arrested on May 16 by the Leon County Sheriff's Office. 

On May 16 around 2:30 p.m., deputies responded to Pinacea Lane in reference to a disturbance. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with the woman who lives at the home. 

While talking with deputies, she said she was at her house looking inside the shed. 

She said her boyfriend, Williams, was upset with her for looking in the shed. 

The woman said Williams began to yell at her for having her daughter (the victim) at the house. She stated she was in fear of Williams because he has been violent with her in the past. 

According to the police report, the woman then got inside of the passenger seat of the car where the victim and a minor were waiting.  

The woman stated Williams was irate and began walking towards the driver side window yelling at the victim.  

According to the police report, he was threatening the victim through the window, which was rolled down.

Williams then punched the victim on the left shoulder and snatched the keys out of the ignition, snapping the metal clasp on the key chain. 

The woman told deputies she was in fear of her life and the lives of the victim and minor. 

She told deputies that Williams has become increasingly more violent in the past few weeks.  

When speaking with deputies, the victim said she drove her mother back to the home to pick up some items. She said she yelled for her mother to get inside the car when she saw Williams storming out of the house. 

The victim said she was able to use her cellphone to video tape the incident. 

The video shows Williams walking towards the car and yelling, "I'll f**k you up." It continues to show Williams aggressively yelling at the victim stating,"Ima bust yo a** up."  

When deputies talked with Williams, he advised them that he was the victim of a burglary of his shed. 

Deputies say Williams was very irate and was hard to calm down before asking him any questions. 

After Williams calmed down, he told deputies he was angry with his girlfriend because she allowed the victim to come over to the house. He said he told the victim to leave but she didn't. 

Williams told deputies he was very upset over the shed, which he admitted his girlfriend is allowed access to. 

The police report states, Williams admitted to walking over to the car and removing the keys from the ignition.  

Williams said he knew the keys weren't his but he was mad because he dropped his and couldn't find them.  

He advised deputies he did not threaten anyone and did not touch anyone.  

Based on the evidence, Williams is being charged with burglary with assault, battery second or subsequent offense, and criminal mischief under $200. 

Williams was also convicted of battery in Sept. 1992 in Gadsden County.