One flea market vendor felt others were invading his space and took matters into his own hands.
LAKE TWP. A flea market vendor angered that a neighboring vendor was invading his space "had to be sedated" by medics taking him to a local hospital before he was jailed, according to police and jail records.
Uniontown Police were already nearby directing traffic when they were summoned to the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW, at 8:32 a.m. Saturday, said Uniontown Police Chief Mike Batchik. The website for the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market shows more than 1,000 outdoor vendors sell items on 12 acres of the property.
The 27-year-old Akron man felt other vendors were taking too much of his space and a shoving match ensued, the chief said. A MarketPlace employee used a "bear hug" to hold the man until officers arrived, but the man continued to resist arrest.
Stark County Jail records said paramedics sedated the man before taking him to Akron City Hospital.
Officers obtained warrants for his arrest and, upon his release, he went to the Uniontown Police Department at noon on Wednesday to surrender, Batchik said.
The man was arrested at the police department on warrants charging him with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and three counts of assault, all of which are misdemeanors. The Canton Repository does not typically name misdemeanor crime suspects.
The man remained in jail Thursday, held in lieu of $1,000 bond pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing.
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