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A York City man is accused of assaulting an employee at a Springettsbury Township Giant in February, according to police.

Springettsbury Township Police say Kyle Sheeyahn Lakei Scales was on drugs when he assaulted the employee at the 2415 E. Market St. store on Feb. 18.

Scales, 24, of the 500 block of North Hartley Street, faces charges of aggravated assault, attempted simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness.

Assault: According to court documents, Scales assaulted the employee about 9:30 a.m. that day. 

Police say Scales approached a 17-year-old cashier from behind, put his arm around her, kissed her cheek and then pulled her to the ground. While on the ground, he got on top of her and kissed her on the cheek, court documents state.

This continued until employees and customers pulled him off her, officials said. 

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Police arrive: Officers arrived and found him being held down while he yelled sexual statements, according to court documents.

An officer found his wallet and his ID card, identifying him as Scales, officials said. While in police custody, Scales continued yelling incoherent and sexual statements and would not answer any police questions, police said.

"It was obvious that he was impaired by illegal drugs," Officer Jesse Trout wrote in charging documents. 

Police say he was soaked from sweating and would not calm down.

Taken to hospital: Officers took Scales to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital, where police say he continued yelling sexual and degrading comments, this time directed toward female doctors and nurses. 

While in the examination room, he became combative with staff and police, and he refused to stay on the gurney, charging documents state.

Police say Scales repeatedly tried to grab hospital staff and officers and kicked them. He had to be restrained, and while staff and police were restraining him he scratched an officer in the face, officials said.

The cashier at Giant suffered a sprained wrist, a cut on her right arm and bruises on her body because of the assault, court documents state.

Charges were filed Monday, March 26, and Scales had not been arraigned on the charges as of Tuesday, March 27. 

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.  

 

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