Men and women in blue don't put just their lives
at risk every day. Sometimes their rep
roductive organs are on the line, too.
Such was the case at around noon Saturday at the Hickory Hollow Kroger. Darryl Dewayne Murphy, 46, was hammered at the store, his speech reportedly slurred and his eyes bloodshot and watery. He was raving at folks who were just trying to scan their Axe Body Spray, and hearts of romaine, at the self checkout without having to interact with the drunk guy saying strange, inscrutable things.
Store management asked Murphy to leave. He didn't. So Officer Robert
Davenport showed up and "escorted" the man out of the store and into
the parking lot, then asked Murphy to skedaddle. But the soused
haranguer wasn't finished. He called Davenport a "mother fucker." Then
he took a swing at him, his blow landing lamely on the officer's right
Having had enough, Davenport tripped Murphy and took him to
the ground handily. Murphy warned the officer that he was "going to
grab his balls" -- a promise the perp intended to keep. And, according to
Davenport's affidavit, "He did." Public intoxication, assaulting an
officer, resisting, disorderly conduct and ... some very unwelcome groping.
Wrong store. Wrong price.