Man attacked for smoking at boarding house

April 30, 2010

A quarrel over smoking left a south-side Indianapolis man with a broken jaw and eyesocket. Gary Biggerstaf said he was smoking Wednesday night in a kitchen he shares at a boarding house at 1872 South Shelby Street when his new neighbor, Fred Robison, told him to put out the cigarette. Biggerstaf said Robison, 28, began to beat him when he refused. Robison told police he was defending himself from Biggerstaf.