http://www.northescambia.com/2012/03...his-wheelchairCurtis Edward Smith, age 55 of the 3000 block of Highway 168, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and criminal mischief property damage after the incident before sunrise Monday at the Bindu Food Mart on Gulf Beach Highway. He was jailed with bond set at $6,000, but the amount was lowered to $1,100 by a judge.
Smith allegedly approached the clerk and demanded to speak to the manager, who was not in the store at the time. The clerk told deputies that Smith then began yelling and ripping his shirt, claiming he had been attacked. Smith began to chase the clerk around the store in motorized wheelchair, hitting her once on the shin, and threw potato chip racks at her and around the store, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
When deputies arrived, Smith was still inside the store, yelling, “Call the [obscenity] police and take me to jail”, the arrest report states. As the deputy tried to calm Smith, he attempted to roll toward the deputy, demanding that the officer purchase him a drink and some food. The deputy ordered Smith to turn off the wheelchair, but he began to roll around the store.
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/loca...through-store#According to the arrest report, after telling him to leave because she was calling 911, Smith chased the clerk throughout the store, throwing merchandise racks at her, yelling, "Go ahead, call the police!"
But deputies say he wasn't done.
Smith rammed the wheelchair into the store's glass door, shattering it to pieces.
A second employee also told deputies Smith attacked him, ramming his ankle a couple times and yelling racist comments.