Bar Owner Arrested for Allegedly Taking Girl's Skateboard at Gunpoint

Published August 04, 2009

| Associated Press

A bar owner took an 11-year-old girl's skateboard at gunpoint and was charged with armed robbery, police said.

Jack Connerton, 50, was angry over children cutting through his parking lot on skateboards, according to authorities.

He was arrested on the felony count Saturday after he allegedly pointed a gun, took the girl's skateboard and snapped photos of four children, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

The girl's mother, Misty Bragg, said neighborhood children have to pass Connerton's Towerview Sports Pub in Cincinnati to get to a recreation center and park.

She said they stay on the sidewalk and are respectful.

Bragg said police seized Connerton's camera and got her daughter's skateboard back.

Phone calls to Connerton weren't answered Tuesday.

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