Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 5:10 pm
The Messenger, April 23, 2012
A Troy man told police he was assaulted Sunday morning near the helicopter landing pad on Bishop Street in Union City.
Police responded about 10:30 a.m. to a report of two people fighting in the parking lot by the helicopter pad, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Michael Bishop, 20, of Troy told police he was eastbound on East Reelfoot Avenue when a silver-colored Dodge Ram truck cut in front of him and was flagging him down. He said he pulled onto the parking lot by the pad and was still sitting in his vehicle when the driver of the Dodge jumped out and came running toward his vehicle. He alleged the man threw a cup of hot coffee on him and then started fighting with him.
Bishop told police he managed to grab the man and protected himself by fighting back. He said the man asked him to let go, which he did, and the man then got back into his vehicle and left.
Police searched the area, but no one was located.
According to the report, Bishop indicated he punched the other man in the nose and the other man bit his thumb during the scuffle.