In a rage over doughnuts, a Perry man allegedly assaulted a worker at the Casey’s General Store in Perry Saturday afternoon.
Kenneth Wayne Mosher Jr., 55, of 1110 Park St., Perry, was charged with simple assault.
The incident began about 4:15 p.m. at the store at 1308 First Ave., where officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a report of an altercation.
According to court records, officers made contact with Mosher, who said “he’d been trying to call Casey’s since 1 p.m.” and “when he finally got someone to answer, he asked them about doughnuts and was hung up on.”
Mosher told police that “he called back and was hung up on again” and then “went to Casey’s and got into a physical altercation with the victim.”
Officers made contact with the victim, who said he was “working in the kitchen area” and received a telephone call from Mosher “about wanting to have some doughnuts set aside for him.”
According to court records, the victim said Mosher allegedly “got upset with him on the phone and started cursing at him,” so the victim “hung up the phone and continued working.”
Mosher called back, and the victim answered the second call and “hung up again because he was getting cussed and yelled at.”
According to court records, the in-store surveillance video showed Mosher “enter the store, walk right to the kitchen area, walk through the swinging gate to the kitchen area and assault the victim.”
Another employee called the Perry Police Department “while the two of them struggled with each other.”
A witness to the incident said Mosher was accompanied by a minor child when he entered the store and allegedly assaulted the employee.
Mosher was issued a citation by the Perry Police Department and released. He is scheduled to appear May 25 in Dallas County District Court.
Mosher was convicted of disorderly conduct in 1998 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.