Man Assaulted After Mistaken Identity

Police beat

January 31, 1992

A case of mistaken identity caused an Edgewater man some pain Wednesday morning when a man knocked on his door and began punching him, county police said.

Police said that at about 7 a.m., a man knocked on the door of a home in the 1700 block of Quantico Road. When the 44-year-old victim opened the door, the assailant began punching him inthe face.

Suddenly, the assailant stopped and said: "I've got a problem. I got the wrong guy."

He then left the house.

Police described the assailant as a white man, about 25 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tallabout 195 pounds. He was wearing dark pants and a dark jacket.


A 32-year-old Glen Burnie man told police he was kidnapped and forced to drive to Baltimore before escaping 18 hours later.

According to the police report, at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the victim was getting out of his car at the 7-Eleven store on Point Pleasant Road in Glen Burnie when three men forcedhim back into his car.

They threatened him with a knife and demanded that he drive to several open-air drug markets in the city and surrounding area, police said.

At about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, while they were at an unknown address in Baltimore, one of the men left the victim's car keys on a table. He grabbed them and drove home to call police.

Police described the first captor as a black man about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a tan suede jacket. The second captor was described as a black man, also about 5 feet 10 inches tall and with a thin build. He was in his mid-20s and wearing an army jacket and white knit hat.

The third man was described as black, about 20 years old, 6 feet 1, and with a thin build. He was wearing a brown jacket.


Six Jessup Elementary students were injured yesterday when their school bus collided with a pickup truck on Fort Meade.

According to police, at about 8:30 a.m., the bus was going west on Annapolis Road when the driver of a small pickup truck on 20th Street was trying to make a left turn onto Annapolis Road.

The truck driver lost controland the truck slid into the left side of the bus.

Michael ProctorJr., 18, of the 700 block of G Street, Pasadena, was charged with negligent driving, police said.

All 31 children on the bus were taken for check-ups to North Arundel Hospital. Six children had head, neck and knee injuries, police said.


An Annapolis man was arrested Tuesday after he left Chick & Ruth's Delly without paying his bill. He also took a plastic container full of coins from the front counter, city police said.

Gerald Tyrone Turnage, 29, of Eastport Terrace, was charged with theft after he allegedly grabbed the cancer donation box at the Main Street restaurant and escaped to Fleet Street, police said.

Brooklyn Park:

600 block of Nautilus Avenue: Jan. 27, entry gained through door. Nothing taken.


3100 block of Solomons Island Road: Jan. 28, entry gained through door. Nothing taken.

Glen Burnie:

200 block of Margate Drive: Jan. 26, entry gained through window. Nothing taken.

800 block of Airport Road: Jan. 28, entry gained through door. Nothing taken.


Unit block of Charles Road: Jan. 29, entry gained through window. Nothing taken.

6400 block of Orchard Road: Jan. 27, entry gained through door. Money taken. Total loss: Unknown.

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