Originally posted by: Celliach on 3/7/2007 7:12:35 AM
Workers Claim Would-Be Thief Threw Catfish
Owner Says Woman Hid Catfish In Purse
POSTED: 11:07 am CST March 6, 2007
BULLS GAP, Tenn. -- The folks at Di's Diner were assaulted with a catfish dinner of their own making.
Employee Tina Henry and owner Dwight Jenkins told authorities a "blond, heavy-frame female" tried to slip out of their Bulls Gap eatery, about 60 miles northeast of Knoxville, with a pilfered catfish meal Friday night.
"Tina states that as the suspect was paying, they told her she would have to pay for the dinner in her purse," Hawkins County Sheriff's Cpl. David Lafollette wrote in his report.
"She then became mad, throwing money at the cash register. The suspect then walked outside, and Tina and Dwight followed," the report said.
"The suspect then threw the fish out of her purse at Tina, hitting her in the back."
Henry wasn't hurt, but the $7.99 catfish dinner was ruined.
Witnesses said the suspect fled with a man in a red and black Ford pickup. They didn't get the license number.