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Told not to curse, shopper fights back

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday cheer apparently didn't rub off on two angry customers at Shelbyville stores Thanksgiving night.

Andrew Barrett Conley, 22, of Dickson allegedly punched another male shopper in the face after being told not to curse in front of children at one store at 8:05, five minutes after an early Black Friday sale opened.

Two friends with Conley told officer Tory Moore he was upset about the store allegedly not honoring a sales flyer. The friends claimed the other man grabbed Conley's shirt when telling him to stop cursing.

"He (was asked) to watch his language due to the fact there were children in the store," officer Tory Moore said in his report.

"Don't tell me not to cuss," Conley allegedly replied before striking the man in the face with his fist. The men with Conley then took him outside to calm him down, the report said.

The other shopper was not seriously injured, and records indicate he did not request medical treatment.

Police charged Conley with assault. He was released on $5,000 bond.

Argument lost

At another store, Joesph Allen Graham, 42, of Burrum Drive, who was allegedly intoxicated, argued with store managers about merchandise shortly after an early Black Friday sale began at 8 p.m.

The managers told police Graham was asked to leave, which he denied.

Shelbyville police left with Graham for Bedford County Jail, where he posted $1,000 bond on a charge of public intoxication.