Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I guess it’s not good to be the King

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Saturday morning by Warren police after he told a clerk he was “the king” and didn’t have to pay for cigarettes.
He was accused of threatening a clerk at the 7-Eleven store on Schoenherr and 12 Mile roads and fighting with police.
Detective Lt. Michael Torey said Warren police obtained a warrant over the weekend charging Joseph Lawrence Borowiak who gave an address of Sandusky, Ohio, with strong-arm robbery and resisting and obstructing officers.
Torey said a 62-year-old female clerk from St. Clair Shores told police Borowiak, who was wearing a blue bandana over his face, walked into the convenience store at 6:30 a.m. and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When she asked for $6 Borowiak allegedly said, “The king doesn’t pay for cigarettes.”
Police said Borowiak lunged across the counter and attempted to grab the cigarettes. As he went around the counter the clerk dialed 911 and told Warren police what was happening.
“A witness in the store saw Borowiak swing at the clerk and then run out of the store,” Torey said. “The witness followed the man and told police where he was headed.”
Warren officers spotted the man walking in front of the Verheyden Funeral Home at 28499 Schoenherr. As police approached they told him to get his hands out of his pockets but he kept on walking.
“The suspected yelled to the officers he didn’t do anything,” Torey said. “The officers tackled the suspect to the ground and attempted to handcuff him.”
Police Tasered the man but it had little effect because he had several layers of clothing, Torey said. Police took Borowiak into custody when several more officers arrived.
Borowiak was convicted on March 16, 2005 with possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to one year six months in prison.

1 comment:

  1. Super Special Extra Thank Yous to TommyG for taking the most awsome and incredible pictures.


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