Man arrested for splashing muriatic acid in another man’s face


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tony Edward Duncan, 59, was arrested this morning and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly splashing muriatic acid in another man’s face.

Duncan reportedly called 911, saying that he had a “chemical weapon” that he had used to keep someone off him and that he wished he had more of the “chemical weapon” to use on that person. A Gainesville Police Department officer responded, and Duncan reportedly said he had been in a verbal argument with the victim over narcotics. He reportedly said the victim grabbed him, so he hit the victim with the back of his hand while holding a cup of muriatic acid, which splashed on the victim. He said he had not intentionally splashed acid on the victim.

The victim reportedly said he was talking to Duncan when Duncan abruptly threw acid on him. The officer reported that the victim’s eye was red and irritated. A witness said the victim had been hosing off his face while saying it burned.

Duncan has two felony convictions for battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; he has 19 misdemeanor convictions, mostly for battery, disorderly intoxication, and trespassing. He served a one-year state prison sentence on the aggravated assault charge and was released in 2012. Bail information is unavailable on holidays.

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  • A certified POS! Where is the dump Kramer on this? He and his minions need to be removed by the Gov!

  • Maybe Gangsville city commie-isiners will add battery acid and swimming pool added their list of things to ban: guns, straws, food leftovers, common sense, public meetings, legitimate citizen questions, etc.

  • 21 convictions for violence or aggressiveness (2 felony). Obviously, he does not respect society (the civilized portion of it). BTW, why would he be holding a cup of acid in a narcotics argument?

  • His rap sheet should tallied and the costs clawed back from the lawyer fees of his public defenders the last 40+ years, with inflation.

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