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Incident Report for Case #2013-356962

Incident Type

Disturbance

Incident Date

11/12/2013 - 5:30 PM

Address

725 S. Gammon Rd. (Woodman's Food Market)

Details

No one yelled: "FOOD FIGHT!" But, such an exclamation would have been apropos after two groups of women went at it last week near the meat counter at Woodman's Food Market, 725 S. Gammon Rd.

A 62-year old man was on the phone with 911, trying to call the melee in, when someone chucked a full container of yogurt at his head. It just missed, and he ended up with dairy product on his ball cap as the strawberry yogurt splattered on doors to the butcher area, and onto the floor.

During the fracas, one combatant armed herself with a frozen turkey. That was swung and tossed. A palate holding eight large boxes of bacon was toppled. That happened after two women began exchanging punches. Both ended up rolling around on the same floor with the yogurt and bacon.

The fisticuffs were precipitated by one woman pulling out a canister of pepper spray. That ended up being shot into the eyes of two women. They were engaged in the faceoff with the four others.

Police stopped those who were pepper sprayed as they were about to drive away. One was cited for disorderly conduct. The other food fighters were not immediately located.

The turkey-swinging, bacon-tipping, yogurt-throwing feud evidently revolves around an ongoing dispute over money.

Hopefully it can be resolved before any of those involved gather around a turkey again, which could be as soon as next week.




Released 11/19/2013 at 1:04 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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