When you think of an assault you typically picture fists flying and shoving matches. A mutual fight or even one sided physical attacks are the common idea when it comes to assaults. However, just like every other crime, assaults vary in intensity and details, as a few recent stories from local news resources show.
On the somewhat humorous side of things, a 49 year old Solomons man is facing charges of assaulting a woman with gravy. According to BayNet.com, Mark Stephen Leishar is up against 2nd degree assault charges after a police officer found his victim in the WaWa Store covered in brown gravy.
Apparently, the two were involved in a verbal altercation when Mr. Leishar resorted to throwing gravy. The woman’s face and hair were covered in the liquid when Deputy D. Harris arrived and took Leishar into custody as he was trying to leave the store.
Despite the victim not being injured, even an attack not resulting in injury can result in criminal charges. As a matter of fact, an attempt at violence can be charges as a Simple Assault under California law.
In another story, a 71 year old former state legislator is facing a misdemeanor assault charge. According to the LA Times Walter Karabian is charged with hitting a parking lot attendant with his car at a USC football game this past season.
Apparently the attendant attempted to stop Karabian’s entry into the game due to his lack of a pass. He allegedly hit her with his vehicle several times, though no injury was reported. Interestingly, the use of his vehicle in the assault could have gotten Karabian charged with a felony.
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