oe Colclasure, 25, was arrested and charged with robbing the bank located inside an Albertson’s supermarket in Palm Desert, Calif.
Several employees and customers had recognized Colclasure while he was committing the robbery, but it wasn’t over for him until he accidentally slammed the bank’s door on his hand during his getaway.
The pain disabled him long enough so that an employee could hold him until police arrived.
Vincent Morrissey’s police brutality lawsuit went to trial in New Haven, Conn., in December, 1997, and West Haven police officer Ralph Angelo was on the witness stand, claiming that Morrissey himself had provoked the encounter by swinging at Angelo.
Morrissey’s attorney, skeptical of the testimony, asked Officer Angelo to demonstrate to the jury how hard Morrissey had swung at him.
Before the lawyer could clarify what he meant by “demonstrate,” Officer Angelo popped the lawyer on the chin, staggering him and forcing an immediate recess.
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