Little Rock Police have identified a man arrested in a baseball bat wielding incident at a local bank today as Sidney Craig, 27, of Little Rock. An officer found him walking down Baseline Road still carrying the bat.
Police say he is in jail on a charge of obstruction of governmental operations.
According to the police report, a bank employee said Craig walked into the bank with the bat on his shoulder, got a drink of water, and stood in the lobby.
When he was asked why he had brought a bat into the bank, he said "Cause I'm going to play baseball," before adding that he owed the bank 30-dollars.
When Craig was asked to put the bat down and step inside an office to talk about the situation, he refused. After being asked several times to put the bat down, the worker told police the man got frustrated and then left.
The bank employee said Craig never asked for or demanded money from the bank.
Craig first told officers his name was Derrick Bunch, police said.
Original story (11:40 a.m.):
A Little Rock bank customer who police say wielded a baseball bat at a teller is now in custody.
It happened around 11:30 this morning at a U.S. Bank branch at 6004 Baseline Road on the city's southwest side.
In an incident that was at first thought to be a robbery, police said if turned out to be an angry customer upset because a transaction didn't go well.
Police say the man, who was wearing a Cubs baseball uniform, was arrested minutes after the incident.