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Peekskill Man Struck in Head by Metal Flashlight Outside BJ's

Police arrested 44-year-old Jorge J. Lopez, of the Bronx, with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

A Peekskill man was taken to the hospital on Monday after another man struck him in the head with a metal flashlight, Yorktown police said. 

Police investigation revealed 44-year-old Jorge J. Lopez, of the Bronx, struck the victim several times in the head with a metal flashlight during an altercation outside the main entrance BJ's Wholesale Club at around 8:08 p.m. 

He then fled the scene in a silver Cheyrolet but his vehicle was stopped by police on the Taconic State Parkway at around 8:25 p.m.

Lopez was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

The Peekskill male victim was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital by Lake Mohegan Volunteer Ambulance Corps for treatment of head injuries, police said.

Lopez was released him on $2,500 cash bail and was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Thursday, Feb. 21. 

Angel125 February 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Better put a ban on all flashlights!!!
Society Girl February 21, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Do I need to wear a hard hat the next time I go to BJ's
john March 13, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Was it an automatic flashlight?
Teleman March 13, 2013 at 01:57 AM
It had more than three batteries- it was high-capacity!
Walden Macnair March 13, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Gee, If only he had a gun instead of a flashlight he wouldn't have been arrested for assault. He would have been arrested for Murder.

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