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Orlando Channel 6
By Loren Korn
Published May 5, 2018
PORT ORANGE - Roofers captured a picture of two roped off parking spots that
were at the center of an alleged HOA scuffle at the Trailwoods Condominiums.
Wednesday night's assault landed the vice
president of the board, 77-year-old William Wood, on the
ground and the tenant, 52-year-old Michael Palmier, behind
bars, authorities said.
"I was told by one of the residents that one of our other
residents had cordoned off his two parking spots, which
don't belong to him, but they're assigned to you. He didn't
want the roofers because we're getting new roofs to park
there," Wood said.
Wood said he walked over to remove the barricade when
Palmier rushed outside, yelling for Wood to stop.
"He just pushed me down in the parking lot and I bumped the
back of my head and it's bleeding," Wood told a 911
operator. "When I got up, I couldn't believe that it
happened. It was a quite a surprise."
Resident Aaron Solomon said he was shocked when he
heard about the alleged assault.
"This man has done a lot for this community here. I mean, just to go ahead
and do something like that, it's just unbelievable," Solomon said.
Palmier is charged with battery and has bonded out of jail. He declined to
go on camera, but told News 6 that he roped off his parking spots to protect
his property from the debris.
He said Woods was the aggressor and he never pushed him down. He has also
hired an attorney.
Woods said he'll be speaking with the president of the HOA to see if there
is any action they can take against Palmier.