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Police: Man charged with assault in ice cream dispute

SANDUSKY - Police have now filed an assault charge against a man accused of spitting at employees at a local ice cream shop.

Sandusky Police Sgt. Kevin Youskievicz says on Wednesday officers reviewed video and spoke to the victims again. They then determined that one of the victim’s was assaulted.

Sandusky police were called to Cobbs Ice Cream Sunday afternoon after a customer became angry when told the cost of a small sundae.

“He told the clerks that the prices were too high and that when he was in prison he could get bigger sundaes for a cheaper price,” said Sgt. Kevin Youskievicz. “ He then started swearing at them and spit at them.”

Police say James Pennington spit through a window towards the two employees and then took off.

Pennington is in the Erie County jail.

He told police it was an argument over ice cream and he did nothing wrong.