OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A Crest Meals grocery retailer safety guard is going through prices for allegedly beating up and tasing a buyer.
Shawn Anderson has been charged for assault and battery with a harmful weapon for the incident which occurred on the Crest Meals at 10601 South Could Ave., on September 6, 2021.
Courtroom paperwork and an Oklahoma Metropolis Police Division incident report say Edis Hadzialic was on the retailer to return some gadgets he had purchased. He was denied the return, however then went to purchase extra meals gadgets.
The paperwork say after his buy, Anderson, who was a safety guard on the retailer, requested Hadzialic to go away, however then, “for unknown causes,” blocked him from exiting. Hadzialic tried to stroll round him a number of instances, however Anderson saved blocking him.
Anderson then, “for unknown causes,” tried to detain Hadzialic. Hadzialic tried to interrupt out of this, and that’s when Anderson, together with two different workers, pressured him to the bottom and within the scuffle critically injured him.
At one level, Anderson seems to tase Hadzialic within the neck for 17 seconds, in accordance with the courtroom affidavit.
Hadzialic is now suing Crest Meals, Anderson, and the opposite workers.
KFOR spoke along with his attorneys Dan Markoff of Adler, Markoff, and Associates and Chad Kelliher of Fulmer Sill on Thursday, the day the lawsuit was filed.
“You shouldn’t go right into a retailer to purchase items, you shouldn’t go right into a retailer to return one thing you acquire earlier and be harassed and assaulted once you did nothing incorrect,” Kelliher mentioned.
“It’s ridiculous,” Markoff added. “It’s simply utterly ridiculous that one thing like this could occur.”
They’re suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional misery, negligent hiring/coaching/supervision/retention and punitive damages.
“On this assault, he broke his nostril, broke a number of of his tooth, dislocated his kneecap, amongst different accidents,” Kelliher mentioned of Hadzialic’s accidents. “None of that was crucial.”
“It’s been a tough time frame for him,” Markoff mentioned. “It’s been terribly troublesome. He’s been by surgical procedure due to this. He’s recovering from that. And it takes time to get your life again collectively.”
Markoff and Kelliher mentioned now that the case has been filed, they await Crest Meals’s response to the lawsuit.
KFOR reached out to Crest Meals by cellphone and e-mail for remark for a number of days however haven’t gotten any response.
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