Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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Police: Elderly man upset over Obama win bites bar patron's nose
A 70-year-old man upset with the election of Sen. Barack Obama as president of the United States began swinging his cane at customers inside a Kingston bar Tuesday night and bit one patron on the nose, according to Kingston police.

Alexander J. McKenna, of Landon Avenue, Kingston, is charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and harassment.

Police said they arrived on the scene at Pizzle’s Bar on Cherry Street around 2:15 a.m. to see McKenna on the ground screaming obscenities while being detained by customers.

Witnesses told police McKenna walked in the bar, had a few drinks and began to scream vulgarities regarding Obama’s election victory.

Two brothers tried to calm him down and make friends with him, but he continued to be disorderly. He walked over and bit one of the brothers on the nose, police said. McKenna then struck several customers with his cane before being subdued.

The suspect "stated he was drunk and upset over Obama winning the presidential nomination and subsequently took his anger out on them (customers)," police wrote in arrest papers.

McKenna was jailed in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility until his morning arraignment. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bail.
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