Published: Aug 27, 2010 8:20 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 27, 2010 5:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County firefighter who was arrested earlier in the month for assaulting an 80 year old man has been fired.

36 year old John Brown had been with the county since 2006.

According to his arrest report, Brown got into an altercation with the elderly man and the man's daughter after accusing them of scratching his car door.