MOUNT DORA — An enraged father was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked the car of his daughter’s boyfriend with a bat.
Mount Dora police said Kenneth Wade Mills and his wife admitted they were upset that their 17-year-old daughter was dating 29-year-old Kenneth Stiles. The couple believe she was with Stiles on Thursday when they began following his Chevy Impala.
Stiles reportedly told police he made several futile attempts to lose the couple before their Cadillac Escalade cut in front of him, which made him swerve into the parking lot of First National Bank on Eudora Road and strike a post in the drive-thru lane. The collision also caused a tire of the Chevy to pop off its rim and a tire rod to snap.
According to an arrest affidavit, Mills walked up to the Chevy with a baseball bat and ordered Stiles out as Stiles called police. Mills said when Stiles refused to exit, he struck the driver’s side door window with the bat leaving it with minor damage.
Mills drove off as police pulled up.
According to the affidavit, police caught up with the couple’s Cadillac in Eustis, where the pair admitted they thought their daughter was hiding from them and they were following Stiles to find her. But Mills denied attacking Stiles' car with the bat.