On the Clock5/15/2013
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HARD TIMES AT HARDEE’S
The victim was waiting for his sister’s boyfriend to pick him up from his job at the Blank Park Zoo around 5:30 p.m. on May 13, but his ride never showed up. So he walked to a nearby Hardee’s and waited for him there. When the suspect arrived, the two got into an argument which escalated. The suspect punched the victim in the face causing a small red mark under his eye, a scrape on his head and a scratch above his eye. The manager at Hardee’s witnessed the assault and confirms the victim’s story. The victim was told to wait for an officer to come take photos of his injuries, but when officers arrived he was gone.
FOUR WHEELS VS. TWO
Cops were called to Water Works Park regarding an assault with a motor vehicle around 4 p.m. on May 8. The victim was on his bicycle and went around a vehicle that was parked in the middle of the road. Suddenly the car came up on the cyclist’s back tire, then went around him and swerved in front of him. The driver slammed on his brakes, got out and came at the victim aggressively. The victim tried to put his bike tire in between himself and the man, but the man shoved him. A woman in the vehicle screamed, “Let’s go!” The suspects were gone by the time police arrived.
Police were called to the 1500 block of Dean Avenue regarding a drive-by shooting that occurred around midnight on May 8. A woman was grazed by a bullet on the side of her stomach, so she went inside. Winesses told police it was a “gang thing” between Des Moines “east-siders” and “west-siders.” CV