Don't cut in line

January 15, 2009 6:30:20 AM PST
Two Indiana men have been arrested in a scuffle with an off-duty police officer who complained when one cut ahead of him in a line at a store.

Exactly what happened is in dispute.

Police say 26-year-old Edward Pluhar Jr. went to the front of the line Sunday at a Wal-Mart in Muncie - and wouldn't budge when Officer Chris Kirby complained.

Pluhar's father, Edward Pluhar Sr., was nearby. He said Tuesday his son had waited in line for 25 minutes when a clerk asked him to exchange an item. When he returned, according to the father, the clerk waved him to the front.

The senior Pluhar denied Kirby's claim that he threatened to shoot him and said Kirby insulted his son.

The Pluhars are free on bond.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman had no comment Wednesday.


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