Two Charged in Towson Shop Assault

Steve Killar, Baltimore Sun, April 14, 2012

Two Anne Arundel County men were charged Friday after an altercation in the early morning outside a Towson pizza parlor, police said.

Glen Kyle Staley, 27, of the 1600 block of Wall Drive in Pasadena and Jamar Rashad Patterson, 22, of the 900 block of Mago Vista Road in Arnold have been charged with second-degree assault after getting in a fight near Pizan’s Pizza in the 100 block of York Road about 2:35 a.m. Friday, according to a statement from Baltimore County Police.

A group of six men followed two white men in their early 20s into the restaurant, police said witnesses reported. The group did not order food and “yelled racial comments” at the pair while they were buying pizza, according to the police statement.

One of the men told police, according to the statement, that when he left the restaurant with the other man, the group tailed and “knocked the pizza out of his hands for no reason.”

A fight followed and one of the two victims was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening, police said. The second victim was injured but didn’t require hospitalization.

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