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Street fightin' men land in jail

When police arrived on scene, they found two men who were yelling obscenities at each other
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The Rolling Stones famously wrote in their smash hit Street Fightin' Man, "Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street," and a pair of family members took it literally say OPP.

On April 8, at 7:11 p.m., OPP officers were called to a family dispute in Elliot Lake. 

A man had called the police to report that he was assaulted and threatened with a baseball bat. 

When police arrived on the scene, they found two men who were yelling obscenities at each other and about to exchange knuckle sandwiches.

Both refused to co-operate with officers so both were promptly cuffed and arrested.  

As a result, a 48-year-old Elliot Lake man was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for being intoxicated in a public place.

He was held in police custody overnight and released the next morning.

A 38-year-old Elliot Lake man was charged with:

  • Being intoxicated in a public place
  • Fail to comply with Recognizance

He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake, Ontario on May 2.

Back to the Stones, it was such a great song it deserves a replay here.

Jeff Turl

About the Author: Jeff Turl

Jeff is a veteran of the news biz. He's spent a lengthy career in TV, radio, print and online, covering both news and sports. He enjoys free time riding motorcycles and spoiling grandchildren.
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