Ruffled feathers

A 25-year-old man and his mother got into an argument with the business owner at Hartz Chicken in the 300 block of North Alexander Drive that led to the business owner pepper-spraying the man, according to Baytown police spokesman Lt. Steve Dorris.

The business owner told police that the 25-year-old man attempted to cause damage to the inside of the business during the argument, which prompted him to use the pepper spray.

No charges were filed, Dorris said, but the man and his mother were told to leave the property and not return.


• A 23-year-old Baytown man identified as Malcolm Crane was charged with assault family violence after allegedly pushing his girlfriend up against a wall then choking and striking her Wednesday morning.

Dorris said police were called to the 300 block of West Baker Road about 9 a.m. in response to the reported assault.

He said the woman had visible swelling of her face and lip. Scratches on Crane’s face and neck appeared to be defensive, he said.

• A man reported that an unknown man entered the business where he was working in the 1700 block of Lee Drive, “forearmed” him across the neck, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head.


• Tools valued at about $500 were reported stolen from a building in the 1600 block of Broken Arrow Drive early Wednesday morning.


• A tailgate was reported stolen from a Ford F-250 at a hotel in the 7200 block of Garth Road Tuesday night.

• Lawn equipment was reported stolen from the 300 block of North Pruett Street about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday.

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