Man Attacked By Homeless with MoonPies

May 28, 2008

Police in Galesburg, Illinois said a homeless man was arrested for allegedly attacking an 84-year-old man with a box of Moon Pies.
According to the elderly man, he was on his way out of a dollar store on Friday when he felt something hitting him repeatedly in the back. He said he turned around and saw 53-year-old homeless man, Michael Farquer, hitting him with something inside a yellow plastic bag.
The victim went back inside the store, and Farquer followed him, at which point the clerk called police. Officers determined that the weapon was a one-dollar box of Moon Pies, which they confiscated as evidence before taking Farquer to the Knox County Jail on a battery charge.

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