An aide to Pennsylvania Senator Anthony Williams Jr., who is also the senator’s cousin, was charged with battery for an attack captured on surveillance camera inside a Montgomery County golf course clubhouse.
Williams Jr., a Democrat representing West Philadelphia and a portion of Montgomery County, played a round of golf at Shannondell Course in Audubon Township last November before punches erupted inside the pro shop, documents show. judicial.
The incident was first reported by KYW Newsradio.
Court records say the fight broke out after Williams Jr. demanded a refund for the round of golf. The problem, supposedly, was the slow pace of play on the golf course.
After the worker inside the clubhouse refused to give a refund, Williams Jr. could be seen on surveillance video from the pro shop, which is where players pay for their rounds, and left.
His cousin and assistant, Jonathan Williams, allegedly took over the confrontation, according to video and court documents. After a few tense moments, Jonathan Williams can supposedly be seen hitting the worker multiple times before the fight ends.
The worker sued Jonathan Williams, according to attorney Nathan Schadler, who represents the victim.
Jonathan Williams has already appeared before a Montgomery County judge and will face further court proceedings on the assault charge.
The state senator declined to comment on the attack through a spokeswoman, adding that “to my knowledge,” the aide has not received any punishment from the senator for the alleged attack.
An attorney for Jonathan Williams declined to comment.