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Clerk arrested after hockey stick attack

June 8, 2011

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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.

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Pywacket 2 years, 10 months ago

Blame Canada! Blame Canada! With all their beady little eyes And flappin' heads so full of lies!

Actually, I keep a hockey stick close at hand in my house. They can do some damage if damage is warranted. And if the kid stumbles onto it, it's unlikely he'll shoot his head off with it.

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Andini 2 years, 10 months ago

I went to a convenience store the other night and a hockey fight broke out.

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somedude20 2 years, 10 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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msmimi 2 years, 10 months ago

@ autie I agree that she may have "used" that tatic to get something she wants. Why else would she take her "current" boyfriend to the workplace of her other "current" boyfriend?

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

Incididental cousin activity has been very light recently. I'm guessing as the weather warms up and air conditioning breaks down this will become more commonplace.

Note, if a girl ever puts you in the position you feel you must fight another for her affection, she is obviously playing the other participant as well thus becoming undeserving of your affections. That is how women operate. They call it playing hard to get. Men don't get it. They go to the penalty box.

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pace 2 years, 10 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.

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Richard Payton 2 years, 10 months ago

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

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BLITZED 2 years, 10 months ago

Mustve been one helluva "yo' momma" joke

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Stuart Evans 2 years, 10 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.

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grimpeur 2 years, 10 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)

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kujhawker 2 years, 10 months ago

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

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AreUKiddingMe 2 years, 10 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

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worthlessljworldposter 2 years, 10 months ago

Per this account, the "customer" gets the 10 (5? any punches?) minutes for fighting + minor violence, the clerk is ejected & banned but is only charged by the cops if the other team presses charges for the destruction of team stuff.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

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

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kusadgirl 2 years, 10 months ago

After seeing the movie "Falling down" with Michael Douglas. I always thought convenient store clerks kept baseball bats, not hockey sticks, behind the counter.

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