BEWARE OF THE DONKEY KICK

As Sports Editor for Onward State, it’s not often that I get to sink my teeth into a story on crime. However, athletes are people too, and they sometimes find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Track and Field recruit and Penn State freshman Evonne Britton qualifies as one of those cases.

Britton was arrested after she attempted to shoplift a bottle of vitamins from McLanahan’s downtown store on College Ave. But the criminal activity didn’t stop there:

Officers tried to escort Britton out of the store to a police car, but as they were walking through the store, Britton let her body go limp and fell to the ground, police said.

Britton was lifted back up and taken outside, but refused to get into the back seat of the vehicle and tried to pull away, police said.

It was then Britton “donkey-kicked” Officer E.J. Kessinger, who sustained minor injuries to the lower left leg and left wrist, police said.

That’s right. THE DONKEY KICK! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this technique, a user on YouTube has provided a demonstration:

Now, it’s never advisable to steal or assault an officer, but you have to give Evonne a hand here – she was trying to steal vitamins, and used an exercise in resisting arrest. If there’s a better way to commit a felony as a Student-Athlete, I’d love to hear it.

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Mark

Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.

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