DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Man, 22, Denied Taco Bell Batters His Mother

Police: Victim hit over head with a hockey stick

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Taco Bell Beef

OCTOBER 24--A Tennessee man struck his mother in the head with a hockey stick after he unsuccessfully sought to use her debit card to purchase food at Taco Bell, police report.

Investigators allege that Logan Badgley, 22, argued with his mother Saturday evening “because he wanted her debit card so he could go get some Taco Bell.” Though Badgley’s mother told him “there was no money in the account,” he “took the card anyway and left the residence.”

In short order, Badgley returned to the family's home in Lakeland, a Memphis suburb. The victim told cops that her son was angry because he had discovered the card could not cover his Taco Bell purchase.

According to a criminal complaint, Badgley confronted his mother in the garage, where he “grabbed his hockey stick” and struck her on the left side of the head. The blow knocked the woman to the ground, where she lost consciousness.

Badgley told police that he had “consumed a few alcoholic beverages during the night” and “did not want to provide his side of the story.” Officers, who placed the hockey stick into evidence, noted that the victim suffered a “1” laceration to the head.”

Charged with aggravated assault, a felony, Badgley (seen above) was booked into the Shelby County jail Saturday night on $5000 bond. He remains locked up in advance of a November 1 court date. (2 pages)