Port Angeles: Police catch paddler

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles High School student was arrested Friday for allegedly paddling two people at area grocery stores Thursday night.

The boy, whose name was not released, was booked for two counts of fourth-degree assault after an Albertsons employee and a shopper at the new Safeway were hit with a wooden paddle about 2 feet long and 6 inches wide, Port Angeles police Corp. Tyler Peninger said Saturday.

“He hit them pretty hard, enough to create large bruises,”‘ Peninger said.

Five or six other teen-agers who videotaped the pranks and drove the getaway car were referred by police for conspiracy to commit assault.

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