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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 24-year-old Wilmington man faces multiple charges after he was arrested for punching a police officer in the face. It happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Scotchman at 4415 Market Street.

Wilmington Police say Carl Wilkinson was at the store to purchase beer when the clerk refused to sell it to him. He then started damaging shelves and other items in the store. Wilkinson left the store, and upon returning, tried to steal a beer but the clerk stopped him, resulting in a physical altercation.

Authorities arrived and located Wilkinson behind 4401 Market St. when one of the Patrol Officers confronted Mr. Wilkinson and ordered him several times to show his hands, which were bloody.

The officer then grabbed Wilkinson’s left wrist to detain him when he punched the officer in the left eye. Several officers then tried to take Wilkinson into custody but he continued to fight. The injured officer deployed his taser and Wilkinson was taken into custody.

Both Wilkinson and the officer he punched were treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. Police say Wilkinson is being charged with assaulting the clerk, assaulting an officer, damaging property, and resisting arrest.

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  • laz-er

    He looks alot like Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer.

  • guesty

    What a piece of garbage.

  • Grand Ole Party

    Trash or massive P.O.S. Just don’t call him a thug or it will confuse tweety.

  • Guest 10101

    In this case, nothing else needs to be said.

  • Guest28403

    Alcoholic moron was probably pissed somebody dare tell him no like your avg spoiled brat. Probably an OWS/ Occupy Wilmington type. Too bad one of the cops couldn’t have grabbed his service peice instead of tasering this peice of crap. Easily a waste of space among other things. Im sure his mommy and daddy will hire him a good lawyer and won’t even take it out of his trustfund.

  • SouthEastNC

    I want to party with that guy

  • Guest 4545

    There is no cure for stupid, especially when you’ve been drinking. Hopefully Carl enjoyed a comfortable night at the gray bar hotel.

  • RWK01

    March of 2011 convicted of shoplifting huh? Perhaps he tried to sneak out a twelve pack!History does seem to repeat itself.Great clips must have done the haircut(or lack thereof).

  • Wade Griffis

    Maybe they could have added a charge of “bad hair.”

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    In the Fifties and Sixties, when a man assaulted a police officer, he didn’t look as intact and pristine as this sc**bag does. We would never think of fighting with a cop any more than we would think of jumping off a tall building. (If you messed with Brooklyn South, you often LOOKED like you had jumped from a tall building.)

    My theory is that we taze too often and don’t utilize the baton as often as we should. Ten minutes after you’re tazed, it’s all over but the memory. A substantial facial modification, knee adjustment, or ribcage re-alignment with the baton lasts for weeks!

    Of course, two officers, one using his taser and one using a baton would likely work best. You could actually make a competitive game of it – “Bet you can’t break his nose with the baton while I’m making him jump around like a grasshopper on a hot stove by cycling the taser.”

    …but of course, we all know that the baton is NEVER used to hit a suspect above the shoulders….(cough!)

  • guesty

    All the liberals would complain how hard the police were with him and what a good guy he really is. He only made a mistake, after all. I fully agree that if a criminal either runs from or tries to fight the police, the criminal should get a 30 second beat down blue line gang initiation.

  • GuestChgg

    Yea, encourage police brutality in a day where everyone and their mother has a camera phone. That’s smart. What do you think of that lawsuit would cost the taxpayers?

  • tweety

    grand ole sound like the bird has gotten under your skin.I know and you know you would never call him a thug trash maybe but never a thug.Like i said before life is the same on both sides of the track just a different shade of blue.

  • tweety

    Why can I have blue monkey?

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Life is remarkably different on each side of the tracks.

    Stop fooling yourself.

  • wtf

    advocating violence,death or worse ……. your as bad as the criminal.

    some make references to law enforcement —real Leos don’t break laws to enforce them!

    so to all the whackers take your meds and try not to make babies



  • guesty

    Oh, you are a liberal that thinks everybody has some good in them and if we just hug them long enough they will behave. Wrong. There are some people in this world that the only language they speak is violence so you have to “talk” to them in a language they can understand.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    You use the force necessary to affect the apprehension.

    That’s a pretty broad window.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    If your son was a POS who attacked a cop and you sued because they beat him up, you’d be laughed out of court. Plus, your car would be ticket weekly for alternate side of the street violations for the next year, or until you moved.

    We need to return to that attitude. We need to stop treating these people as if they matter.

  • SurfCityTom

    in our youth, we likely would have been more concerned with the chat which would be awaiting us at home. And we might have sat in jail for a day or two before the family signed us out.

  • Guestdontknow

    What is that on his head? Did it attack him and suck his brains out?


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