Most guys who have worked in the trade for a while have a few stories about unstable mechanics. These are often the guys who throw tools or keep weapons in their box “just in case”. This story takes the cake though:
John Hall was a car porter at Chevyland in Shreveport Louisiana. He was walking through the shop and apparently tapped a technician on the shoulder. The technician, Carlton Church apparently turned and popped Hall in the face. Hall then fell backwards and hit his head on the shop floor. That was on February 24. Hall died of his head injury on March 3.
What I don’t understand about this story is that the police were not informed of the situation until March 1. Maybe it is acceptable for a good ole boy to punch out a co-worker in the south. Here in Ontario, the police would have arrived with the ambulance and the guy would have been charged with assault right off. Those charges would have been upgraded to manslaughter once the poor man passed away. How the hell could it possibly have taken so long to report this? Why isn’t it automatically reported like it would be here?
Source KSLA News