Technology is great when it works as intended. When it doesn’t, it can be extremely frustrating.
This appears to be what led to what Utica cops are calling an assault and subsequent robbery at a cell phone store in the 1000 block of Court Street.
Officers were called to the Upstate Wireless store after an employee was repeatedly knocked to his knees and punched in the head and body by a disgruntled customer and a young teenager. Police say Catherine Turnage – who was known to store staff – entered the building and began arguing with an employee about her phone and how it was working – or not working, the police said. police.
This employee told Turnage “that another party had to help with the item”, angering the customer as she and a 14-year-old allegedly launched a physical attack. Police say when the victim used his cell phone to call 9-1-1, Turnage and the teen grabbed the phone and continued the assault, throwing knees and hands to Turnage’s head and body. the victim.Then the couple allegedly stole several items from the store and left.
This employee had to be transported to the hospital for treatment.
Turnage, 43, and the 14-year-old were both arrested. Turnage is charged with second degree robbery, third degree assault, criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.
The teenager’s case is being handled by the UPD’s Youth Support Division.
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post is for informational purposes only. Any charges or accusations of wrongdoing mentioned in the article are only allegations and the reader is reminded that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.]
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