Yeah, I Choked Him.
ELYRIA, Ohio – Elyria police arrested two women accused of attacking a 71-year-old Walmart greeter Saturday.
According to a police report, 49-year-old Toni Duncan and 21-year-old Ashley Jackson arrived at the Elyria Walmart Saturday and attempted to reload a gift card at the customer service desk and send a money order.
When they were not helped, the two became upset and walked away. As they went to exit the store, the greeter asked them for a receipt for their merchandise, which they did not have.
Police said the women then began yelling obscenities and racial slurs at the man. Duncan then pushed a shopping cart into the man and grabbed him by his throat choking him, according to the police report.
The report states Jackson yelled at the man, “If you don’t let go of the receipt I’m going to punch you in the face.”
Another employee stepped in to stop the assault. Jackson then ran back over to the customer service desk threatening to punch a female worker in the face yelling obscenities and racial slurs, police said.
Jackson then yelled three times, “I’m going to blow Walmart up,” causing customers to be concerned, according to the report.
The women were warned by workers to watch their language. They continued to swear as they exited the store.
Police were called to the scene and approached the women in the parking lot. When officers asked Jackson what had happened, she became angry and wouldn’t say anything. When asked if she had threatened to blow up the store, Jackson told officers “Yeah I did, I did, so there,” according to the police report.
The women were advised to go to the Elyria Police Department to give their written statements while officers investigated the incident.
The elderly greeter had no visible injuries when the police contacted him, but he did have a red mark on his neck right after being choked.
Duncan was charged with assault and Jackson was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing.
While officers advised Duncan of the assault charge she stated, “Yeah, I choked him.”
Both Duncan and Jackson were processed and released on a summons. Both will appear before a judge in court. Jackson had two small children in the car during this incident.