Trouble on the Turnpike

Troopers say man hit, kicked, spit on them during incident on turnpike
Courtney Astolfi
Aug 22, 2013

A call about an armed man and an “officer down” on Wednesday afternoon prompted more than a dozen Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and local authorities to descend on a local stretch of the Ohio Turnpike.

Anthony Strenger, 19, of Chicago, was charged with felonious escape of custody, vandalism to state property, assault on an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and drug possession, as well as misdemeanor marijuana possession.

At about 4 p.m., a trooper from the Highway Patrol’s Milan post pulled over a vehicle driven by Kinlawyed Hendrix, 26, of Chicago, for speeding. The vehicle was driving in the westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike in Berlin Heights, and it was pulled over just west of Humm Road, Highway Patrol Lt. Brett Gockstetter said. When the trooper approached the rented Chevrolet Malibu, he smelled marijuana near the car. A second trooper arrived at the scene to assist, and a search of the front-seat passenger, Strenger, yielded suspected cocaine, marijuana, and a small semi-automatic pistol tucked into his waistband, Gockstetter said.

Strenger was handcuffed, but he then began to resist arrest, and he allegedly spit on Trooper Bryan Holden. Troopers successfully led him into their cruiser, and they returned to the Malibu to continue their search. Strenger, meanwhile, managed to kick out the cruiser’s backseat window, out of which he then tumbled. Troopers ran back to the cruiser, and Strenger apparently reconsidered his approach — he tried to climb back through the window and back into the cruiser, Gockstetter said.

He then allegedly kicked and hit troopers, who held him at bay as they waited for backup to arrive. Troopers from the Milan, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and Elyria posts converged on the scene, as did Erie County deputies and Berlin Heights police. Strenger was taken to the Erie County jail, where he remains without bond.

As of Wednesday night, Hendrix and the vehicle’s second passenger were not charged with any crimes.
 

Comments

SoldOnAcorns

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will be on the first plane to the area....this has to be racism somehow someway !

2cents

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Webster

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2cents

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The Answer Person

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Webster

Your president, was the one who said Traven Martin looked his son if he had one, why not this dude. Typical liberal babble.

The Answer Person

Yep...and he got elected TWO times! LOL!!! You lose Buckwheat!

dollbaby1982

@SoldonAcorns read your statement and that should answer your question..

Pterocarya frax...

Well played.

JOATMON

I call BS on the gun... they are from Chicago, no guns allowed!

bearcat

gots to be a OBAMA BOY

coasterfan

OK, I know I'm asking for it, by venturing into the Redneck chat room. Two comments:
1) this article has nothing to do with politics. Why bring Obama into it?
2) do you have any idea just how racist some of you are?

I'm telling you, it's like being in 1950's Mississippi when I read some of the posts here. Some of you are clearly an embarrassment to your own race.

The Big Dog's back

They will be the 1st ones to tell you "I'm not racist".

Webster

Maybe because obozo never misses an opportunity to interject race, like the Cambridge Professor, Treven Martin or when he is caught in one of his numerous screw ups he and his supporters reverts to the race card. You have proved that racist come in all colors.

deertracker

You are so right coaster. They never get tired!!!!!

bearcat

racist is when Obama comments on a white on black incident but dose not say a word when 3 blacks beat down a white kid on a school bus while a black bus driver dose nothing now who is the RACIST

JudgeMeNot

No need for you to answer dem two tards.

Kelly

Who are you talking about?

brassman

Where is Matt Westerhold? Why is this comment still here?

judgingu2

it's THEM not DEM moron !!!

deertracker

It wasn't three blacks! One kid was black, one was half black and the other kid was WHITE! Do you people ever take time to get the facts??? Bus drivers are trained to call police and not intervene. That is exactly what he did!

Stop It
Licorice Schtick

...and an article at a kooky wingnut site proves it!

Stop It

Prove the article wrong Lic Schtick. I don't care where it comes from. It's anywhere you choose to look.

Licorice Schtick

I had no idea whether it was correct or not. I'm just pointing out that you get your info from a kooky wingnut website.

Stop It

I didn't read the rest of the site until you pointed it out, Lic Schtick. I just copied and pasted the original comment in a search engine and that was the first on the list. I don't visit sites like that, but it was honest info that I had seen in other places. Next time I'll go to MSNBC and look it up just to appease your sensitivity.

deertracker

I stand corrected. I was thinking of the baseball player that was killed!

2cents

Can't keep track deer?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/ne...

When are black people going to march on Washington asking that the federal government stop the black on black as well as other young black violence that is making the hard working honest black person look bad? Where do you think profiling comes from?

deertracker

The government can't stop crime. You know that and so do I. Just because some blacks commit crime in no way makes me look bad. I abide by the law. Profiling is a tool to solve crimes wherever they happen. Racial profiling is something different.

2cents

May I ask why you're black people jump up and down and scream racism when a black gets killed by a white but when it happens the other way, and it happens the other way many more times, they say and do nothing. This is what creates racial profiling. Blacks wanted to march on Washington over the Trayvon shooting, how about Australians and WWII vets march on Washington, demanding young black men stop killing their people?

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