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Man Threatens Mother and Son at Lee's...
Man Threatens Mother and Son at Lee's Summit Hy-Vee West
March 8, 2013
By Tribune Staff
Photo courtesy of Laura Boatright
On Thursday, February 28th at 7:34 p.m. two officers were dispatched to Hy-Vee West at 310 SW Ward Rd in response to a disturbance.
According to the incident/offense report, Dispatch advised the officers that a male appeared intoxicated and was yelling at other customers. Dispatch also advised that the male was bleeding from the head.
When the officers arrived, Christopher Hines (40 W/M) was sitting in the east corner of the food court with a cut on his head above his left eye. A nearby booth was tipped over.
According to the report, Hines told the officers that he did nothing wrong and he did not know how the table was tipped or how he received the cut on his forehead.
One witness, Laura Boatright, was getting drinks from the soda machine while her son was sitting in a booth eating snacks. The witness turned to see Hines asking her son, “Do you want me to kill you?”
According to the report, Boatright stepped in-between Hines and her son and told him to sit down. Hines responded by threatening her as well. Several employees stepped between the two and told Hines that he needed to leave.
“It was a little shocking. We were just getting snacks before we began shopping. He looked like a respectable person. We didn’t know what we were walking into,” Boatright said.
According to an employee Hines tripped over a booth causing it to tip over and Hines to hit his head on the floor.
When talking to police, Hines began to argue and become combative and was placed in handcuffs.
According to the report, Hines had to be restrained from kicking one of the police officers and a sergeant was asked to respond with a WRAP. Hines was placed in the WRAP without further incident. Hines was then transported to the Detention Center.
The injury to Hines’ head began to bleed again and Hines was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital. After his injury was treated, he was brought back to the Detention Center.
Hines has been charged with one count of Failing to Obey, Obstructing, Resisting City Officials, one count of Disturbing Public Peace, and one count of Assault.