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Thomas Birdsall, 61, made a purchase at Sudden Service at the 2600 block of Madison Street before verbally harassing store clerks while waiting for a receipt, according to police. Birdsall finally left after repeated commands to leave, but returned.
When the clerk went outside to make sure the man left, Birdsall returned holding a wand connected to a pressure washer on his vehicle. He pointed the wand at the clerk who feared for her safety and went inside and locked the door.
Birdsall started pressure washing the front sidewalk and front door area with a very high pressure water stream before leaving the scene.
The clerk told police that Birdsall has been harassing them and causing problems at the business for the past seven years, and that she has been assaulted by him in the past.
Birdsall was arrested in July 2012 for attempting to run over a teenager in the Sango Wal-Mart parking lot.
Thursday, February 28 2013, 08:55 AM CST
Authorities: 13 injured in 3-car crash
May 26, 2013 17:21 GMT
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say 13 people were injured in a three-car crash on Highway 96 in Williamson County.
According to WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/1al414z), the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday when a minivan carrying 11 people clipped a vehicle, then crashed head-on into another car.
Officials say two adult passengers from the minivan and two adults from the vehicle it hit head-on were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where they were listed in critical condition.
The remaining nine passengers from the minivan were also taken to Vanderbilt. The victims included seven 16-year-old girls, a 2-year-old child and a 1-year-old child. Their conditions were unknown.
Officials said appeared none of the minivan passengers were wearing proper restraints, including the children. They also don't believe the driver of the car the van struck head-on was wearing a seat belt.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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