|Published: 9:10 AM, 10/10/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
By J.J. KINDRED
The Daily Times
A Monroe County man and his wife have
filed a lawsuit against Walmart and the city of Maryville after a
store employee mistakenly thought the man was making a bomb threat
during an incident more than a year ago.
Robert Steven Roberts, 59, and his
wife, Rethia Marie Roberts, 58, said in the lawsuit that the Walmart
employee falsely accused him of making the bomb threat and that
officers with the Maryville Police Department hurt and humiliated him
when they took him into custody.
The lawsuit was filed late last month
in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, and the couple is asking for $1
million in compensatory and punitive damages.
See full story in the Wednesday, Oct. 10, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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