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Man arrested after pulling knife at store PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 19 August 2013 10:19
A Bowling Green man remained in custody after he reportedly pulled a knife on a store attendant he accused of stealing his laundry early this morning.
Major Tony Hetrick of Bowling Green Police reported that Eric Coppler, 30, North Main Street, was "going back and forth" while doing his laundry between a local drinking establishment and the Wash House laundromat in the 200 block of North Main.
In an intoxicated state, Coppler reportedly later retrieved his laundry and took it home, and then apparently forgot that he had gotten it from the laundromat, Hetrick said.
He then returned to the business and accused the attendant of stealing his laundry, and threatened him with a knife, saying he would kidnap him and "mess him up," according to Hetrick.
Coppler was later arrested by police at 2:16 a.m. Officers found a knife on his person.
He was charged with aggravated menacing, unlawful restraint and criminal trespass. He is being held in the Wood County jail on $20,000 bond.
A woman with Coppler at the time of his arrest, Elessa Combs, 27, Bowling Green, was arrested on a police warrant.

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