August 7, 2009
Parking brawl puts two in hospital
A Kentucky parking meter attendant is on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into an alleged brawl that sent two people to a hospital.
Lexington officials said Wendell Lee Hall Jr., 38, a former boxer working as a LexPark meter attendant, requested to be put on leave pending the outcome of a police investigation into allegations that Hall struck Donald Perry, 70, during a July 16 argument about a parking ticket Hall placed on Perry's son's truck, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Ledger reported Friday.Perry's son, Steven Perry, admitted to striking Hall after seeing his father unconscious on the ground. Donald Perry was kept overnight at the hospital to receive treatment for a head injury while Hall was treated and released from a hospital.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case and the police investigation is ongoing, officials said.