I fear the worst when I see “Assault w/ Weapons” pop up on the 911 site. This one wasn’t as bad as most.
Here’s what we can piece together so far: An already intoxicated man went into Parnell’s to buy a beer. The clerk refused to sell it to him, and the customer reacted by plunking an insufficient amount of cash on the counter and walking out. The clerk chased after him to retrieve the beer and a scuffle began, ending with the clerk striking the customer with some sort of bat.
The customer does have visible contusions to his arms and legs.
In an interesting twist, both the customer and clerk have open warrants, so they’ll both be arrested. But it looks more serious for the clerk, as they’re talking about an assault charge for him.
BTW – On the scanner I heard that “independent media” was on the scene. Was one of our dedicated members putting together a story, or do we have some friendly competition in the neighborhood? We welcome either..