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Two arrested after one punched a police officer at Oklahoma State Fair

Michael Anthony Walter, 19, and Alexander Daniel Allen Flynn, 20, were arrested after Walter fought with another fair patron and Flynn punched an Oklahoma City police officer trying to break up the earlier fight, police said.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: September 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm •  Published: September 18, 2012
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Two men were arrested after a fight at the Oklahoma State Fair, and one is accused of punching a police officer.

Michael Anthony Walter, 19, was arrested Saturday on complaints of assault and battery and public drunkenness and Alexander Daniel Allen Flynn, 20, was arrested on complaints of assault and battery on a city official and assault and battery on a police officer.

According to a police report released Tuesday, a man saw Walter arguing with and pushing a woman who was later identified to be his mother. The man told Walter to leave the woman alone.

The man said Walter then ran up to him and started punching him in the head.

Two Oklahoma City police officers in plainclothes heard people yelling in the parking lots near Neosho Avenue and Homestead Drive and saw the fight in progress, according to the police report.

The officers identified themselves and tried to break up the fight, placing Walter on the ground. Flynn, a friend of Walter's, then approached police, the report said.

An officer placed his hand on Flynn's chest to force him back, and Flynn punched him in the face with a closed fist, police reported. The officer then arrested Flynn.

Walter's mother told police she and her son were arguing about whether or not they wanted to leave the fair. Police noted both Walter and his mother smelled of alcohol.

Police said while Flynn was detained at the state fair's safety center, he taunted uniformed officers and said, “I knew he was a cop, but it doesn't matter. You don't put your hands on me.”

Walter and Flynn were both taken to the Oklahoma County jail.

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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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