Friday, May 20, 2016

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May 20/Debbie Turner, Reporter

Local Arrested After Fight Breaks Out at Yard Sale

Local pet groomer Mary Jo Mullins was arrested Saturday, May 14 after an altercation with another shopper at a yard sale. Police were called to the scene at 9 a.m. by a homeowner in Fox Creek, who was selling the hell out of used baby clothes and empty Avon bottles.

Police, fire department personnel, ambulance, KCTV3 camera crews, and more bargain hunters arrived on scene within minutes to find an Excelsior Springs woman rolling around in the grass with a bloody broken nose and Mullins waving a rusty rake around and yelling, “That salt shaker was MINE!”

Witnesses confirmed that Mary Jo and the other shopper spotted a set of vintage pink poodle salt and pepper shakers at the same time. As Mary Jo was examining the female’s stopper, the other woman grabbed the male off the table, and that’s when the fight started.

Mullins was released on bond in time to bathe Ziggy Martin’s black lab at 11 a.m. and has a court date of June 7. The Excelsior Springs woman was treated and released, and when reached for comment said, "Those salt and pepper shakers will cost her a pretty penny now."