Former Althoff Football Star Charged with Battery of Best Buy Employee

Jamie Forsythe, News-Democrat, December 21, 2012

A former metro-east football star was charged with aggravated battery, a class 3 felony, Thursday by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office following an incident at Best Buy in Fairview Heights.

According to police, Hickey D. Thompson, who earned a mention in Sports Illustrated as the star of Althoff Catholic High School’s football teams that won back-to-back state championships in 1989 and 1990, allegedly hit a Best Buy employee in the face during an altercation at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. {snip}

Hickey Thompson’s companion, Latoya N. Greenwood, an East St. Louis councilwoman, was issued a ticket for disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor. {snip}

When police officers arrived on scene, they learned two customers had been asked for a receipt as they approached the store exit with merchandise purchased in the store at a location other than the front checkout lanes. Best Buy store policy requires a loss prevention officer check for receipts near the exit if customers do not pay for merchandise at the front of the store.

The female customer identified by police as Greenwood, 38, of East St. Louis became angry and began to yell obscenities at the 61-year-old Best Buy loss prevention officer who requested their receipt.

According to police, witnesses stated that as Greenwood continued to yell, Hickey Thompson struck the employee in the face with his open hand causing him to fall to the ground.

Both Hickey Thompson and Greenwood were arrested and transported to the Fairview Heights Police Department.



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  • The__Bobster

    These old Whites must really be desperate for money to allow themselves to be put into a position where they might evoke a category 3 chimpout without a suitable animal control device in their possession.

    • EndTimesComing

      They ARE. The fault is not theirs. The fault belongs entirely on blacks who have no impulse control and who hate whites. A secondary fault is on the stores. WHY would these chain stores hire the elderly to be “loss prevention officers” and set them up for beatings by the lowest forms in our society. They prey upon the needy elderly just as much as the black thugs who beat on elderly whites.

      • haroldcrews

        It would be age discrimination to bar the elderly from any position.

      • He was probably a white gentleman who was trying to make some extra bucks for the holidays. I can imagine how angrier they would have gotten had they been told that they would have had to pay a restocking fee for returning perfectly good merchandise.

    • The fact that the old white actually has to work for a living must tell you something. Although I do see quite a few old blacks working as greeters at walmart. Some of the older ones still possess a work ethic.

      • Flossie

        The elderly don’t always work because they must. Sometimes they simply want to keep busy, to get out of the house. And you’re right about older blacks: they often seem to be a completely different breed from younger blacks. Many of them — older black men in particular — are downright courtly in their demeanor. It seems to be a matter of pride for them. Younger blacks, on the other hand, are embarrassed to show any sort of courtesy. It’s a damned shame, really.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      It’s a disgrace that elderly whites cannot afford to live without working. They would probably be in a much better place financially if they hadn’t been taxed all their lives to pay for out-of-wedlock black welfare babies who will later be incarcerated, also on the taxpayer’s dime.

      • Der Typ

        These old folks also voted for and supported a lot of wars which didn’t need to be fought. Hell, you go back far enough, you might meet one or two who aided and abetted the communist. My only sympathy is with those who understand what their generation had and how they just threw it away. The fact that our elderly have to work at the front of Wal-Mart is just the culmination of forces that they probably vocally supported and hell, probably even voted for many times during the course of their lives. America’s cultural rot started before 1965.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Rules-any rules- no longer apply to “those people.” Like Jesus Christ before him, Obama has fulfilled The Law for his people.

    Besides, the whole concept of “receipts” is racist, classist and probably homophobic.

  • ViktorNN

    Checking the receipts of black people is obviously a racist thing to do… never mind the fact that black people are the customers most likely to shoplift.

    • stewardofthemystery

      The word “customer” should be omitted from your post.

  • Ulick

    When we hear these increasingly common stories of receipt checkers getting attacked at Best Buy, Costco, etc., it’s always, ALWAYS, the same scenario — a black shopper attacking an older white person. It happens because we allow it to happen.

    • EndTimesComing

      If these stores want to call them “loss prevention officers” then they should hire the elderly as greeters only, and hire 30 something buff and trained real loss prevention officers who are visibly ARMED.

    • Der Typ

      How could it not considering MSM and Academia (Copyright Restricted) push this crap 24-7? I figure we’re just another 20 years away from the justice system catching up with MSNBC or NYU meaning this will no longer be a crime but the righteous punishment of the racist wicked.

  • It’s amazing how nimble the press has to be to describe these “Knockout King” beatings. Pick a defenseless White, punch them out in one hit- it’s all the rage. The press, if it mentions the assault at all, will say the victim was “slapped,” or they’ll just mention that the victim received facial injuries or some such. No photos of the victim and perps together so no one can put two and two together, if there are photos at all. It reminds me of the photo of Adam Lanza, the young shooter– the press has been plastering this black and white altered photo of the perp, you’ve probably seen it:×281.jpg

    They post this bleached-out pic because this is what he really looks like:

    Oy vey! What a difference. They did the same thing with Jorge Zimmerman, thrying to make him look White.

    • Luis

      Jessica, I’ll go you one better:

      That mall shooting in Clackamas Co., OR was done by a North American aborigine, but the media lightned his complexion to make him look white. On other sites, though, they showed him in his natural state, with reddish skin.

    • i am

      That one picture looks just like cyber terrorist Jeremy Hammond.

      Here is what he looks like in dreadlocks.

      Hammond and Lanza look like they come from a common ancestor, and it isn’t European.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      The press, if it mentions the assault at all, will say the victim was “slapped,” or they’ll just mention that the victim received facial injuries or some such.
      More likely, there was a “fight” or a “brawl”, a “scuffle”, a “confrontation” or an “altercation”. All these things mean, the white person was doing their job or minding their own business, and a diversity attacked them with no provocation; but the white must be made to share at least some of the blame, if not all of it.

  • PesachPatriot

    Why am I not shocked…yet another foolish incident that most whites, asians, jews, arabs,indians of both call center and casino variety, chinese and hispanics would have resolved by simply showing a receipt. These two were not hungry, neglected 14 year old ghetto hood rat aspiring rappers…They were clearly high enough up on the socio-economic ladder to afford to buy fancy electronic stuff at best buy. I wonder how many of their brethren in the congo, zimbabwe, somalia, kenya or tanzania get to go christmas shopping at best buy?

    I don’t think I’m the only former liberal who posts here. When I was younger and lived in cold rural seclusion from bantus I actually liked jimi hendrix, blues, bob marley and some other reggae and a little bit of the older rap music(I was an impressionable kid at the time and it was being heavily promoted in the media)…actual contact and experience with southern bantus made me realize why the good old boys can’t stand them. My favorite experience on the ice cream truck was when an unlicensed pharmaceutical salesman in a long white tee shirt stopped me for some hot cheetos and grape drink…I told him the price a dollar fifty…Gibs muh dat fo fwee dawg…reparayshuns…I asked him if he really valued the suffering of his ancestors so cheaply…I gave him a good piece of my mind in hebrew and drove off…after that I only bothered with the hood on the 1st and 15th…the two days of the month they had enough money to justify the aggravation of dealing with them. The illegal immigrant construction and lawn workers were far more pleasant…and much better tippers. There were no debates about prices, demands for credit or thinly veiled threats of robbery, just a slight language barrier since my spanish had gone rusty since high school. I know the illegal hispanics aren’t terribly popular here but for my money I would rather live in the worst barrio in LA or Houston than the nicest “middle class” black neighborhood in Atlanta or Memphis.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      “I know the illegal hispanics aren’t terribly popular here but for my money I would rather live in the worst barrio in LA or Houston than the nicest “middle class” black neighborhood in Atlanta or Memphis.”

      I would too. I don’t like Hispanics, but they do have higher IQs than blacks and are slightly less violent. They also have much better work ethics.

      • Greg Thomas

        I guess that depends on your definition of “work ethic.” I do not consider working under the table and pumping out anchor after anchor on the public dole something to be admired.

        Have you ever seen one of those mexican barrios in LA? I wouldn’t drive through one let alone consider living in one. Too many mexicans mimic the behavior of blacks.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          Well, their work ethic certainly does not compare to that of whites. But at the very least, Hispanic males do in fact work, under the table or not. That’s more than can be said for black males.

          I would not voluntarily live in one, or drive through one, of course, but if it was a choice between that or living in an area filled with blacks, I have to say I’d go with the Hispanics. They are fractionally safer to be around than blacks, at least on average.

          • Greg Thomas

            I get what you are saying GD, but I guess we will agree to disagree on this one. The comparison to blacks does not raise the bar very high. When mexicans (majority of hispanics here are mexicans) congregate in large numbers, they begin to act just like blacks.

            Gangs, graffiti, trash, and violence become the norm. Living on the public dole via their anchor babies also becomes commonplace. Reckless breeding is also the rule, rather than the exception. I am at the epicenter of this, invasion, which happens to be California. Consequently, well versed in how these people act.

            Individually, some may have a good work ethic, but as a group, I don’t see it.

            I’m sure we would agree that hopefully, we will not have to decide between
            blacks and mexicans.

          • plato102

            Apparently, your brethren in South Boston, Bensonhurst N.Y, Appalachia, etc., didn’t get the email to behave themselves. Whites in those areas can get a tad rowdy at times.

          • It’s 10 PM at night. You must walk a half mile from point A to point B. Would you rather do it in most of the south side of Chicago, or in Appalachia?

          • plato102

            The answer to that question depends on the color of your skin. Taking that walk in some parts of Appalachia as a person of color could be devastating.

          • Okay, let me straighten your mind out, because I’m sure movies and TV have warped it.

            An up in age black woman can walk through a half mile of the roughest West Virginia town at 10 PM at night with a very low risk of real physical danger. A young attractive white woman cannot walk a half mile through the ghetto at any time without almost a near certainty of physical violence being committed against her.

          • plato102

            You’re either hopelessly naive or so obsessed with painting black people as the most vile entity on the planet that you’re willing to manufacture facts and use them in your comments as if you know what you’re talking about. Have you even been to any parts of Appalachia?

          • Yes I have, enough to know that I’d rather be black and walk down those towns’ streets at 10 PM at night than be the white that I am and walk in the ghetto section of my own city (St. Louis) at 10 PM at night.

          • kjh64

            Yes I have and it’s nowhere near as bad as Black neighborhoods, not even close. Nobody is saying that White criminals or bad White people don’t exist and nobody is saying all Blacks are vile and criminal. What we are talking about is a law of averages. On average, Blacks as a group have far, far higher rates of crime than Whites or any other race for that matter. If you don’t see this, YOU are hopelessly naive though I think you know we are right. If given a choice of walking through Appalachia after dark, I’ll bet you’d do it in a heartbeat over walking through a Black neighborhood after dark. People of color would be safe walking through Appalachia or any White neighborhood, far safer than their own neighborhoods, White people however are not safe walking through Black neighborhoods.

          • And another thing to this Plato102: I don’t have to go to Appalachia to experience it, even though I have. St. Louis used to have these kind of people called “Hoosiers” (NOT the Indiana definition), and it did (and still does) have a lot of blacks. Spend enough time around both hoosiers and blacks, and you’ll pick hoosiers every time. And, far from being a lot of animosity between the two, St. Louis’s hoosiers, in spite of maintaining some verbal and visceral animosity toward our blacks, tended to “mix” with them to an extent, and yes, I mean the WF/BM thing.

            The most (in)famous St. Louis Hoosier that everyone in the world knows about? James Earl Ray. A Hoosier tavern he used to hang out in in a St. Louis neighborhood that was once Hoosiery, the neighborhood is now gentrifying yuppieville, was recently renovated and will probably go on the market as mixed residential/retail well well well into the six figures. Image attached. 1938 Arsenal Street, for those of you that know.

          • Greg Thomas

            We don’t have to paint blacks as the “most vile entity on the planet.” They do a great job all by themselves.

        • Some Guy

          I have to drive through a barrio to reach my mostly White neighborhood. It is dirty, run down and over populated. They live 10+ to an apartment built for maybe 4. There are so many cars lining the streets because there never is enough parking for them and their hoards and these apartment complex’s have guest parking too. They DO NOT have higher IQ’s than blacks, the majority of them here in No. CA. are one step up from cave people. They reproduce at alarming rates and choke off ALL social services and bankrupt our hospitals. Their children are anti-American gangster thugs who love to wave the Mextriment flag in our faces!

      • kjh64

        I hate illegal immigration but hispanics, while their crime rates are higher than Whites, have much lower crime rates than Blacks. Hispanics don’t commit anywhere near the amount of gratuitous violence towards Whites and others that Blacks do. If I had to choose, and I shouldn’t have to, I’d take hispanics any day. While hispanics have a high rates of welfare usage, at least more of them work and have a work ethic and better family ethic than Blacks and are much less problematic when dealing with them. However, as I said, we shouldn’t have to choose.

    • The reason they created the situation is because they did not have a recept. The merchandise was probably stolen.

    • guest

      When blacks are segregated off by themselves from all other races, life can be pretty nice. Long live Jim Crow.

  • bill

    3rd degree felony battery upon the elderly = legal deadly force.

  • Greg Thomas

    A council member named “Latoya” is bad news from the get go. Her behavior merely solidifies my preconceived opinion.

  • Greg Thomas

    White receipt checkers at big box stores should be armed.

  • Don

    I’m scared. This black on white crime epidemic is so out of control. When will white people wake up? At what point do white people finally stop giving a fu(k about hurting the Africans feelings? I’m scared just to walk to my car when a monkey is near me. You just never know when these subhumans are going to attack.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Perhaps part of sentencing should include banning these cretinous goons for life from “big-box” retailers.

  • SLCain

    “A former metro-east football star was charged with aggravated battery,….”

    Is that the only thing of note about this man? He’s like a black Al Bundy. Does he sell women’s shoes too?

    • Greg Thomas

      Good point SLC. What has he been doing the past 25 years? I think we know the answer to that question….

      • If not in prison all that time, or going in and out of prison, then at the very least sponging off of one woman after another after another. I suspect Latoya Greenwood was Hickey Thompson’s latest sugar mommy.

    • Some Guy

      My thoughts exactly! It’s always ‘former grid-iron star or b-ball sensation” Who cares! a thug is a thug is a thug! It’s as if he was headed in the right direction but was disenfranchised by racism and White privilege.