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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Security guard, trucker duke it out at Sam’s Club Warehouse over drop-off conflict

Feb, 2016  Police were called to a distribution center after a dispute between two women, one a security guard and the other a trucker, turned into a knock-down, drag-out fight.

Prior to their arrival, the women had been on the ground wrestling, hitting and pulling out each other’s hair.

The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Sam’s Club Warehouse, 18650 Dix-Toledo.

Police noted the truck driver had facial lacerations and the security guard was complaining of a bump on her forehead.
The security guard, who is contracted to work at the warehouse, said the trucker, from Ohio, pulled up to her security booth to drop off a loaded semitrailer.

After checking her records, the security guard told her the cargo wasn’t scheduled to be unloaded until 9 a.m. the following day.

Although she had the wrong day, the trucker said she was just going to drop the trailer off and leave.

According to a police report, when the security guard told her it could not be left there because of the scheduling conflict, an argument ensued.

The trucker told the security guard she was going to go through the security gate and make a U-turn and leave, but the guard said that regulations prohibit anyone from doing such on the property.

The trucker said she had no intention of backing her truck up because it was unsafe.

When the trucker got back into her truck, the security guard closed the gate to prevent her from driving through.

According to the report, the trucker got out of her truck and confronted the guard.

Both said the fight was on from that point and they took each other to the ground fighting and proceeded to pull each other’s hair.

According to the security guard, the trucker threw a punch at her and she retaliated in defense by socking her in the face with a closed fist.

The trucker told police she was not sure who threw the first punch, but that the security guard hit her numerous times in the face as they fought to the ground on the concrete.

The Brownstown Township Fire Department responded to the warehouse and offered medical attention to both women, noting the security guard had a lump on her forehead and appeared to have lost some of her hair, while the trucker had facial abrasions that did not require stitches.

The security guard’s supervisor arrived and allowed the trucker to make the U-turn to leave.

Police are attempting to obtain video surveillance footage of the incident.

Both women contacted police the following day and decided not to pursue charges.

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