Sunday, August 1, 2010

Middletown, Ohio Man Caught on Camera

Middletown, Ohio Man Caught on Camera Another day, another criminal who doesn't understand the power of security cameras.

A few weeks ago Casey Fryman of Middletown, Ohio walked into a bar in Lemon Township, Ohio and began to act aggressively. 26-year-old Fryman, was demanding that his father, who was seated in the bar, give him his car keys. He became very agitated when his father wouldn't give them to him.

The bartender, Terina King-Smeal of Middletown, asked Fryman to leave the bar but he failed to comply. Instead, he threw a stool at her and jumped over the counter. He picked her up, threw her to the ground, and stomped on her. The entire incident was caught on camera.

Fryman jumped back over the bar and left the building, but police took him into custody and charged him with misdemeanor assault. However, after viewing the security camera footage, police decided on more serious charges. Fryman is currently in the Middletown jail and charged with felony assault.

This incident goes to show that having carefully placed security cameras in your business can make a world of difference when it comes to a police investigation. Because the bar had different cameras placed at different angles, police were able to see just how brutal the beating was and charge the alleged criminal with the proper crime.

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