Radio Shack Employee Arrested For Punching Customer

By: Courtesy WEAU.Com
By: Courtesy WEAU.Com

A worker at Radio Shack was arrested for punching a customer.

Officers arrested 52-year-old James Knol of Eau Claire, Wisconsin for disorderly conduct and battery.

According to the police report, 56-year-old Leigh Carey was trying to return something at an Eau Claire Radio Shack location.

Carey told investigators Knol wouldn't let him, so he asked to talk to a manager.

That's when he says Knol started punching him and a witness called 911.

Knol is due in court May 19.


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  • by Dave on May 4, 2009 at 10:23 PM
    This guys life has been BLEMISHED.
  • by reader Location: nc on May 2, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    radio shack, employer's have nasty atitudes, anyway i don't like to go there anyway sorry.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    Anonymous be careful of your attitude, you really could be next right here in Pitt Co.! Who know how ugly the customer (who is always right)was being. Ultimately, they both got what they deserved!
  • by Thomas Location: Chocowinity,NC on May 1, 2009 at 05:01 PM
    I was offered a job as a Radio Shack salesman in NJ in the early 90's. There starting pay was less then I was making on unemployment for full time work. I waited till I got a real paying job so I could feed my family. I tell ya I worked in a food store deli selling cold cuts. I felt like punching a few customers myself. This roast beef is not rare enough take it back. This is not German bologna you don't have German bologna! O boy get my point.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 30, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    He looks mighty sad to have just won a fight! ..Maybe he needs some cookies and PUNCH.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 30, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    As far as the man getting punched at the store,,,some people will make you want to knock them out. I KNOW. As far as Anonymous-Some of us like to know what is going on around the world,so if you don't want to read it don't.Read a Book.
  • by Anonymous Location: Farmville on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:22 PM
    Why do you all continue to post these stupid stories that happen 1000 miles away? I doubt I need to worry about getting knocked out by an employee the next time I go to Radio Shack. Shouldn't you guys be reporting news relevant to Eastern NC?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    This guy does not need to be working in the retail business or the restaurant business if he gets this angry. I would not be surprised if the guy that got arrested was either just refusing o give the guy service to start with or if he was afraid that he would lose his job if the manager is being talked to. Also, I wonder if the customer was being rude about the situation. There are other ways to handle the situation.
  • by William Location: ENC on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    This behavior really gives Radio Shack a BLACK EYE.
  • by Dave on Apr 30, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    This story really HIT ME HARD.
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