Re­port: Man de­nied movie pop­corn bites cop

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - OPINION -

A Ten­nessee man is ac­cused of throw­ing a pop­corn con­tainer at a movie the­ater worker be­cause he was irate the con­ces­sion stand was closed, then punch­ing and bit­ing a police of­fi­cer.

Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll said in a news re­lease that 50-year-old Paul West was an­gry the the­ater’s con­ces­sion stand would not sell him pop­corn Mon­day night. West then got an empty pop­corn con­tainer from a trash can and de­manded a re­fill.

Knoll said af­ter the the­ater staff re­fused, West then threw the con­tainer at a worker and ran into the the­ater. Police said West later threw a trash can at a police of­fi­cer and punched and bit her in the face.

Knoll said West was charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault and other counts. West was jailed Tues­day on $22,500 bond.

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