When 26-year-old Edward Pluhar Jr. decided to walk past the people waiting in line at Walmart’s customer service desk over the weekend, he probably didn’t expect one of the men he dissed to confront him over it. What he and his father really didn’t expect, however, was for the guy to be an off-duty police officer who doesn’t appreciate being threatened.
From the Star Press in Indiana:
The police officer [Chris Kirby] told Pluhar Jr. he needed to wait his turn, but the Frankfort man purportedly refused.
[His father, 61-year-old Edward R. Pluhar Sr.,] then allegedly approached the off-duty officer, told him to mind his own business and asked whether Kirby wanted to take the dispute outside.
When Kirby asked Pluhar Sr. what his intentions were, the Frankfort man purportedly said he would kick Kirby’s posterior and also suggested he might shoot him.
Kirby then informed the father and son that he was a police officer and called emergency dispatchers to send an on-duty officer to the scene.
According to the article, the Pluhar family then left the store and the off-duty cop followed them and stood behind their van until the police arrived. Pluhar Sr. backed into Kirby’s leg with the van, and Pluhar Jr. got out of the van and physically fought Kirby. Then the police showed up and arrested the Pluhars.
We feel there should be a jug of moonshine somewhere in this story. It was probably in the van.
“Father and son try to cut to front of line, go to jail” [The Star Press] (Thanks to Tom!)