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Suspect Charged in Assault of Man in Wheelchair at Pleasant Hill Target

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    Suspect Charged in Assault of Man in Wheelchair at Pleasant Hill Target

    This happened in a town adjacent to mine. Makes me heart sick.


    A San Ramon man has been charged with assault and attempted kidnapping after he allegedly got into an argument over a handicap parking space with a man using a wheelchair and dumped him onto the floor of a Target store in Pleasant Hill earlier this month, police said Tuesday.

    Jimmie Tiger, 32, was arrested Jan. 19 following an investigation by Pleasant Hill police detectives and a review of the case by the Contra Costa County District Attorney?s Office. He was then taken into custody, police said.
    The altercation happened on Jan. 11 in front of the Target store on Contra Costa Boulevard in Pleasant Hill, police said.

    The 52-year-old man in the wheelchair confronted a driver who parked in a space that required a blue and white disabled person parking placard. The victim then went into the Target store to ask that police be called, police Sgt. Ron Priebe said.

    The suspect, later identified as Tiger, then found and approached the victim inside the store and demanded that he go back outside and apologize to his wife, the driver, for the altercation.
    The victim refused, and Tiger then tried to forcibly wheel him outside. When the victim resisted, Tiger violently lifted the victim?s wheelchair and spilled the man onto the floor, Priebe said.

    Police said witnesses tended to the victim, who was injured and received medical attention. Detectives were given a partial license plate number for Tiger?s vehicle, and later identified the car and their suspect.

    Pleasant Hill detectives presented the case to the Contra Costa County District Attorney?s Office, and on Jan. 17 charges of attempted kidnapping and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury were filed and an arrest warrant was issued.

    Two days later, Tiger was arrested in San Ramon by San Ramon police officers and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. He has since posted bond.

    So nice to see a post from you and I hope you are well.

    We had something similar.

    Charges: Man attacked with tire iron in Brooklyn Center after confronting driver in handicap space

    A New Hope man attacked another driver with a tire iron after he was confronted about parking illegally in a handicap space, according to charges.
    Stephen Todey, 24, was charged Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court with one count of third-degree assault for the Jan. 26 attack in Brooklyn Center that left his victim unconscious.
    According to the complaint: The victim and his girlfriend stopped by a Walgreens store in the 6300 block of Brooklyn Boulevard.
    He tried to park in the handicap space because his girlfriend has multiple sclerosis, a disease of the brain and spine that can cause physical weakness. Her symptoms were “extremely bad” that evening.
    A car without a handicap sticker was parked in the space
    The victim exited his vehicle and confronted the driver of the other car, Todey, who also exited his car.
    The two men argued, and Todey retrieved a tire iron from his car and struck the victim several times, the charges said. He also punched the victim several times until the victim fell to the ground.
    Todey began kicking and stomping on the victim before fleeing, according to the complaint.
    Video surveillance captured the incident. Police found Todey later that evening. He was “extremely intoxicated,” the charges said.
    The victim suffered a broken nose, a traumatic brain injury that led to unconsciousness and several bruises and other minor injuries.
    Todey is in jail on $40,000 bail.