Students of Oberlin College have taken their frustrations with a local business to the streets for the second day in a row as they protested Gibson’s Food Mart and Bakery Nov. 11.
The incident that sparked the demonstrations occurred at 4:58 p.m. Nov. 9, when officers were dispatched to the bakery, 23 W. College St., for a report of a fight in progress involving a theft from the business, according to a police report.
Responding officers located an employee of the store on his back being punched and kicked by individuals kneeling over him. When officers were able to take control, they had apprehended a female, the report said.
According to the report, the employee and two witnesses advised police that while inside the store Jonathan Aladin, 19, had allegedly tried to conceal two bottles of wine underneath his shirt. When the employee informed Aladin that he was aware of the concealment and that the employee intended to call the police, Aladin attempted to leave.
The employee told police that he attempted to take a photo of Aladin’s face, causing Aladin to strike the employee’s phone, hitting the employee in the face. As the employee attempted to detain Aladin, he became violent; striking and grabbing the employee, the report said.