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Suspect speaks after Meadows employee allegedly assaulted


John Dingle, 67, is charged with indecent assault after police say he groped a security guard, who was driving a shuttle bus, at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino early Sunday. Advertisement

“I’m sorry. It’s not me,” Dingle said. “I have a lot to explain to my wife and my family, kinda bad on Father’s Day.”

Dingle said he had been drinking at the casino before he boarded the shuttle for a ride back to his RV, parked in the casino’s back lot. According to court papers, Dingle grabbed the driver’s breasts, tried to persuade her to join him in his RV, then pulled her toward him, before she was able to persuade him to get off the shuttle.

“I just want to get it all behind me and I feel so bad for her. I really do. I’m not that type of guy. I’m family man. I messed up,” Dingle said. Dingle said he was too drunk to remember what happened, but he vows to make changes.

“I’m gonna go get some help for alcohol, and I’m barring myself from the casino,” Dingle said. “I’m definitely gonna try to make this up somehow in my life. (At) 67 years old, this shouldn’t have happened to me.”

Dingle is charged with indecent assault and public drunkenness. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 3.

‘Completely Out-Of-Control’ Teen Assaulted Security Guard At CB South Graduation: Cops

WARRINGTON, PA A teen who may have been under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug assaulted a security guard at the Central Bucks South High School graduation ceremony Tuesday, according to Warrington Police. Police released a statement on the matter, saying officers were summoned to the front parking lot of the school during the graduation ceremony because a teenage male from Ambler assaulted a Central Bucks security guard who was trying to break up a fight. The teen was “swinging punches at other people in the area and was completely out of control,” police said.

Multiple Warrington officers who were at the ceremony left to respond to the parking lot. Other working patrol also responded to assist. Medical assistance was called in to calm the teen down so he could be transported to Doylestown Hospital.

Police received reports that he may have been under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed yet, police said.

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Originally published June 14, 2017.

Centurion pregnant woman wants justice after ‘assault’ by security …

A 35-year-old pregnant woman from Thatchfield, in Centurion, has threatened to leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. Ratilwe Mdaka opened a case of assault at the Olievenhoutbosch police station, and also consulted a lawyer about taking legal action after she claimed to have been assaulted by a security guard at a grocery store at the weekend, Rekord Centurion[1] reported. Mdaka, who went shopping with her two sons aged four and seven on Sunday morning, described her ordeal at a Checkers supermarket at the Forest Hill city mall.

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She said while they were inside the shop, her youngest son urgently needed to use the toilet, so she had asked a staffer if the boy could use the one inside the shop instead of her having to abandon the shopping trolley to take him to the regular public toilet 10 minutes away.

Being pregnant, it is difficult for me to push a trolley around, so I asked a shelve packer if he would take my son to the staff bathroom, which he did.

But he soon returned saying they were not allowed to use the facility, she said, adding that she had taken her son to ask for the favour in person. She said as she walked toward the toilet, someone had announced via the intercom: A pregnant lady with her two boys is approaching the staff-only entry. She is not to be admitted. Mdaka said: After trying to explain the situation to the security guard, he forcefully grabbed my wrist, and continually tightened his grip until my youngest son started crying.

My children couldn t understand what was happening, and were traumatised. I was taken to the store manager, who told me members of the public were not allowed to use the facilities. I thought that they would make an exception around the circumstances.

Mdaka said she had cried as she stood in the queue at the till.

I wanted to leave the trolley there, but then I would have had to drive to a shop further away from home, and it is difficult with my pregnancy. She said what made matters worse was that one of the employees had told her that white kids use the bathroom all the time .

Was I denied access because of my colour? Shoprite holdings spokesperson Sarita van Wyk told Rekord in a statement: We have been in contact with the customer today and assured her of our commitment to ensure a fair outcome.

She said Checkers expected its staff and contracted security guards to always treat customers with respect and care.

We take action when this has not been adhered to.

Like all retailers, we have strict security protocols in place that must be followed, which include certain procedures when unauthorised people enter restricted areas beyond the sales floor, for their own safety.

She said there were conflicting accounts of what happened, but the matter was being investigated, and action would be taken once all information was available.

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