Police Say Hudson Valley Man Hit Former Coworker With Baton
There's a way to settle disputes, and then there's this. Police say they received a 911 call of an assault that had occurred at an auto body repair shop over the weekend. Police say the suspect threatened the victim's family before taking off in their vehicle. The ensuing chase would take police on the Taconic State Parkway
Westchester Man Allegedly Assaulted Former Coworker
The Eastchester Police Department said on their Facebook page that they were called to the scene early Saturday afternoon. Police say the 50-year-old suspect, from Cortlandt Manor, was a former employee at the auto shop. While it is not certain what the dispute was over, Eastchester officials say the suspect entered the business and hit an employee over the head with a metal baton.
Police say the suspect threatened to shoot the employee's family and then left the scene of the assault. Police say they attempted to stop the fleeing suspect but to no avail. The chase would go on and off the Bronx River Parkway, before ending up on the Taconic. It was at this point when Eastchester police say they coordinated with other agencies, and were luckily able to disable the suspect's vehicle.
Police say the man was arrested and charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in the 3rd degree.
New York Man Arrested After Allegedly Pouring Chemical in Coworker's Drink
And you thought some of your coworkers were jerks? At least you don't work with this guy. CBS says that a New York state man faced a number of charges after he allegedly poured a cleaning chemical into a co-worker's drink. Police say both men worked at the New York State Office of General Services, but did not say what the whole dispute was all about.
Authorities say the victim had taken a drink of water when he noticed that his drink had an "abnormal taste". The employee called his supervisor, and then New York State Police soon were notified.