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Blotter: Man gets punched twice in the face for not giving ride

An unidentified suspect punched a man twice in the face Monday after he refused to give him a ride outside The Village Church in the 1100 block of West Oak Street, according to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer. 

Kizer said the 21-year-old victim had been with several friends in the Fry Street bar area Monday afternoon when they parked at the church. When they returned, they saw the vehicle had been  moved into the street near a curb. 

Assuming a wrecker moved the vehicle, the group got back into the car when a man from another nearby group hollered at them for a ride, Kizer said. He said the other group's vehicle had also been moved or towed, and one of the men asked the victim whether he was an Uber driver. 

When the victim refused to give him a ride, the suspect punched him in the face, police said. The victim's friends yelled at the suspect as he was walking away, so the suspect returned to punch the victim again, Kizer said.  

Both parties eventually drove away, and no arrests were made, Kizer said. 

Other reports 

9100 block of Teasley Lane — A 33-year-old man was arrested on an assault charge Monday after hitting his girlfriend and preventing her from calling 911, according to police. 

The victim, 31, called police at about 8 p.m. to the Hickory Creek of Denton mobile home park. The man was charged with family violence assault and interference with an emergency call. 

2700 block of Colorado Boulevard — A 22-year-old woman on Monday reported more than $8,000 of fraudulent transactions on her credit card. 

Police took a report at about 12:30 p.m., but no arrests were made. The report did not include further information. 

2100 block of Sadau Court — An unidentified suspect tried to steal multiple items from a local lingerie store Monday before being confronted by a store employee, according to a police report. 

Police said the suspect only got away with one item after the confrontation at Priscilla McCall's lingerie store in Denton. The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle, and no arrests were made, according to the report.


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 3,027 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 134 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 515 calls for service and made 33 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 84 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and two building fires.