Don't really know just what to make of this. Bad guy made a poor choice in victim selection or perhaps knew this officer beforehand.
Off-duty officer assaulted at W.Va. restaurant - The Herald DispatchOff-duty officer assaulted at W.Va. restaurant
March 24, 2010 @ 04:38 PM
The Associated Press
CHARLESTON ó A Putnam County man has been arrested on charges he beat an off-duty South Charleston police officer in a restaurant bathroom and stole his personal gun.
A criminal complaint says 29-year-old Travis Lattea of Scott Depot struck Patrolman Matt Holly in the head and knocked him unconscious at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.
South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens says the officerís badge and wallet were stolen and later recovered, but his personal gun hasnít been found.
Lattea was later arrested. The complaint says he is charged in Kanawha County Magistrate Court with robbery and battery of an officer. Lattea was being held Wednesday at the South Central Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.
A jail employee said it was unclear whether Lattea had an attorney.