Archive for Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Clerk arrested after hockey stick attack

June 8, 2011


A 37-year-old convenience store clerk spent the night in the penalty box after an off-duty police officer blew the whistle on his shattering of a window with a hockey stick following a dispute about a woman.

Lawrence police arrested the clerk, who was booked early Tuesday evening into the Douglas County jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, a felony, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He was being held without bail, pending a first appearance Wednesday.

Here’s what happened, according to Sgt. Trent McKinley of the Lawrence Police Department:

Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, the clerk at the service station at 955 E. 23rd St. got into an argument — regarding a woman — with a man inside the store. The man threw a couple of small plastic bottles of Coke at the clerk, then left.

The clerk then came outside waving a hockey stick — “apparently very upset,” McKinley said — and started hitting the driver’s side window of the other man’s van. The window shattered, the hockey stick broke, and the clerk went back inside to get a stepladder.

“One weapon doesn’t work, so he goes inside to get another weapon,” McKinley said.

The clerk hit the van again, breaking the driver’s side mirror, before the driver left.

An off-duty police officer saw the whole thing and called in some of his on-duty colleagues. Turns out the confrontation “ensued about a relationship, over a female,” McKinley said.


RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

Aaannnd . . . the clerk gets ten minutes in the penalty box for a major infraction! Fighting is an automatic game misconduct penalty.

AreUKiddingMe 6 years, 5 months ago

I was going to go with the Kevin Smith's CLERKS but i cant think of a quote that i could put on here Lol

gudpoynt 6 years, 5 months ago

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kujhawker 6 years, 5 months ago

"I'm not even supposed to BE here today!!!"

grimpeur 6 years, 5 months ago

Obviously a Canadian.

Build a wall! These 'nucks are overrunning our cities!

Love it: "...apparently very upset," McKinley said...

It's C-C-Carl from K-K-Kamloops c-c-coming to k-k-kill me! With his K-K-Koho! (/Kevin Kline)

Stuart Evans 6 years, 5 months ago

was the other man arrested as well? regardless of how "small" the bottles were that were thrown, they were still thrown. I would presume that is also assault, and perhaps theft, because I bet the items weren't paid for, and could have been ruined for future sale.

XILA 6 years, 5 months ago

Good the other man did not even get a ticket. It was not considered assault because a 20 ounce pop bottle is not considered as dangerous as a hockey stick however they were thrown with a great deal of force and caused property damage in the store.

BLITZED 6 years, 5 months ago

Mustve been one helluva "yo' momma" joke

Richard Payton 6 years, 5 months ago

Lucky off duty officer because he witnessed the next WWF ringside event for free.

pace 6 years, 5 months ago

Lucky off duty officer, because if these two had decided not to call the other in, that might of been it. he got to solve a crime.

XILA 6 years, 5 months ago

The article written makes a joke out of a serious situation. It was not a fight over a woman. The clerk witnessed domestic violence on more than once occassion between this husband and wife. He stepped in bravely so the woman could escape and ended up arrested in public at his place of business, thrown in jail, and humiliated in the paper. Perhaps there should be a follow up to the story based on how the business owner was not the bad guy in this situation but rather brave to take on a maniac who was about to pummel his wife in the parking lot. How he respects her privacy enough to be the butt of jokes versus telling what really happened, or how all charges were dropped by the district attorney and supposed victim. Since when is it a crime to defend your place of business and protect women? How many are willing to step in to help now after realizing they could be the one who ends up behind bars?

somedude20 6 years, 5 months ago

If only someone had a cc to put these punks in their places. " I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

Anyone hear any good Weiner jokes recently?

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