August 28, 2014
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Two Indiana men have been arrested in a
scuffle with an off-duty police officer who complained when one cut
ahead of him in a line at a store.
Exactly what happened is in dispute.
Police say 26-year-old Edward Pluhar Jr. went to the front of
the line Sunday at a Wal-Mart in Muncie - and wouldn't budge when
Officer Chris Kirby complained.
Pluhar's father, Edward Pluhar Sr., was nearby. He said Tuesday
his son had waited in line for 25 minutes when a clerk asked him to
exchange an item. When he returned, according to the father, the
clerk waved him to the front.
The senior Pluhar denied Kirby's claim that he threatened to
shoot him and said Kirby insulted his son.
The Pluhars are free on bond.
A Wal-Mart spokeswoman had no comment Wednesday.
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