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Police: Manís nose bitten over Obama win
Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, PA) ^ | Edward Lewis

Posted on 11/06/2008 4:03:45 AM PST by Born Conservative

Police alleged a 70-year-old man attacked others in Kingston bar after learning election outcome.

KINGSTON (PA)– Upset over Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election, a 70-year-old man took out his anger at people inside a Cherry Street bar, police said.

Police allege Alexander J. McKenna, of South Landon Avenue, Kingston, bit the nose of a man and swung his cane, striking two people inside Pizzle’s Bar early Wednesday morning.

McKenna was charged with three counts of simple assault and harassment, and one count each of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

Attempts to reach McKenna on Wednesday were unsuccessful. A woman who twice answered his telephone said he was sleeping and hung up.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police responded to Pizzle’s Bar at about 2:20 a.m. for the report of a man swinging a cane at patrons. Police said they found McKenna on the ground yelling profanities.

Joe Blight and his brother Ronnie Blight told police they were inside the bar when McKenna walked in, sat down at the bar and consumed a few alcoholic drinks, according to the criminal complaint.

McKenna screamed obscenities about President-elect Obama winning the election, the Blights told police.

They claimed they attempted to calm McKenna and make friends with him.

McKenna walked across the bar and bit Joe Blight’s nose, the criminal complaint says.

Ronnie Blight claimed he attempted to push McKenna off his brother, according to the criminal complaint, when McKenna swung his cane and hit Ronnie Blight several times in the back.

Bar owner Ellen Lehman was also struck several times by the cane, police said.

McKenna was subdued by Lehman and the brothers until police arrived.

He admitted to police that he was drunk and took out his anger on the Blight brothers because Obama won the presidency, the criminal complaint says.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 13 in Central Court.

Police allege Alexander J. McKenna of Kingston bit the nose of a man and swung his cane, striking two people inside Pizzle’s Bar early Wednesday after learning Obama won the election.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: drunk; mckenna; obama

1 posted on 11/06/2008 4:03:45 AM PST by Born Conservative
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To: Born Conservative

He should have bitten some one’s ear off.


2 posted on 11/06/2008 4:04:52 AM PST by Perdogg (1459 Days until the 2012 Presidential Election - Dissent is Patriotic)
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To: Born Conservative

Who nose what evil lurks in the heart of men....


3 posted on 11/06/2008 4:12:30 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Born Conservative
I see two important things here:

1) our current level of health care must be good - especially dental!
2) we may all have to get used to the taste of soylent green, this guy was just jumping line...

4 posted on 11/06/2008 4:14:18 AM PST by NativeSon (Fight for America - if you don't, who will?)
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To: Perdogg

Your reply is WAY over the top, and reflects badly on this site. Nothing like giving the other side ammunition to indulge in their worst stereotypes of conservatives.

Pointless and ill-considered comments like yours are an embarrassment to all of us here. I have asked the moderator to remove it, and hope he/she does.


5 posted on 11/06/2008 4:15:47 AM PST by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: Maceman

I was being funny, relax.


6 posted on 11/06/2008 4:18:20 AM PST by Perdogg (1459 Days until the 2012 Presidential Election - Dissent is Patriotic)
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To: Born Conservative

What’s his freeper name?


7 posted on 11/06/2008 4:19:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Born Conservative

Hard Core!!!


8 posted on 11/06/2008 4:20:22 AM PST by fortunate sun (Proud Palinista!)
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To: Born Conservative

When politics leads to violence, you start to look like a leftist. This guy has issues.


9 posted on 11/06/2008 4:21:21 AM PST by Shellback Chuck
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To: Shellback Chuck

“When politics leads to violence, you start to look like a leftist. This guy has issues.”

Yeah...his issue was...he was drunk!


10 posted on 11/06/2008 4:27:30 AM PST by Cricket24 (VOTE McCain/Palin!! Save the USA!)
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To: Born Conservative

It snot who you nose that counts, but who nose you.

McKeena worked in the local olfactory most of his life, so this was bound to happen sooner or later.

I think Nostrildomus foresaw this.


11 posted on 11/06/2008 4:27:35 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Born Conservative
Somehow I think Obama’s election was just an excuse. I remember a this happening to a guy just because he was named Sue. Oh, and alcohol was probably a factor in that case too.
12 posted on 11/06/2008 4:28:23 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: All

13 posted on 11/06/2008 4:30:01 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Aleutica, the new name of Free Alaska)
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To: Born Conservative

Let me guess, he was a veteran ticked off that he fought in a war for nothing to let some socialist Commie bastard win the Presidency.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:34 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: Born Conservative

BOOGER!

15 posted on 11/06/2008 4:34:21 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Born Conservative
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16 posted on 11/06/2008 4:37:09 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (An inadequately policed Conservative)
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To: savedbygrace

It is uplifting to see freepers getting their sense of humor back.
I have actually been alughing today


17 posted on 11/06/2008 4:37:30 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Slings and Arrows
What’s his freeper name?

LOL! This reminds me of that story of the roving bands of elderly women beating up young men during the Sarah Palin visit to Laconia NH. Supposedly, these two young guys were standing with Obama signs when they were "viciously" attacked by a group of "older" women.

18 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:44 AM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: Maceman

WTF are you talking about?


19 posted on 11/06/2008 5:07:09 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Born Conservative

Oh no, the Republican riots have started.


20 posted on 11/06/2008 5:41:38 AM PST by Surtur (Palin-Nugent 2012)
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To: corlorde

“LOL! This reminds me of that story of the roving bands of elderly women beating up young men during the Sarah Palin visit to Laconia NH. Supposedly, these two young guys were standing with Obama signs when they were “viciously” attacked by a group of “older” women.”

That could be a good thing, depending on what the “older” women looked like!


21 posted on 11/06/2008 6:32:21 AM PST by kickonly88
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To: corlorde
LOL! This reminds me of that story of the roving bands of elderly women beating up young men during the Sarah Palin visit to Laconia NH. Supposedly, these two young guys were standing with Obama signs when they were "viciously" attacked by a group of "older" women.

Truly, life imitates art.

22 posted on 11/06/2008 8:04:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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