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Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

CLEARWATER — A 67-year-old man is accused of using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus, according to Clearwater police.

Colin Lee Showard, faces a charge of aggravated battery in connection with the Sunday night incident which took place along the 2100 block of Calumet Street.

Police said the Showard was arguing with a woman, who was trying to leave. Showard then got into a forklift, the arrest report said, and used it to pin his girlfriend — who was in his car — against a bus.

The woman suffered a back injury, police said.

Showard admitted to the offense, according to police, saying he committed the act because he didn’t want the woman to leave.

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