Disorderly man chases person with baseball bat; claims he was jumped


A man who claimed he was jumped attempted to strike his perceived attacker with a baseball bat, according to Dayton police reports.

Officers responded to Ray’s Drive-Thru, 2204 Catalpa Drive, around 5:07 p.m. Tuesday for reported disorderly conduct.

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On arrival, police spoke with a man who said the suspect, who was not known to him, attempted to hit him multiple times with a ball bat, read the report.

The suspect initially entered Ray's Drive-Thru without the bat and began cussing out people and claiming he had been jumped, according to reports. The suspect reportedly looked at a man in the store and believed it was he who had jumped him.

The suspect left the store, only to return with an aluminum baseball bat and chase the man while attempting to strike him, read the report.

The suspect left after two employees told him they were calling the police, according to the report.

One of the employees reportedly filmed the incident on his phone and offered the footage to police.

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Officers also reported that a man, who they believed to be the suspect, called in earlier at the same location and requested medics.

The caller said he had been jumped and pistol-whipped, but refused treatment and left when police arrived, according to the report.

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