A Coopersburg couple face assault charges after Bethlehem police said they struck a Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem security officer early this morning when he told them the bar was closing.
Larry L. Scholl, 60, and Antoinette Scholl-Hermans, 58, will both be sent summons for charges of simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, police said.
The husband and wife were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital-Fountain Hill after the dispute, which happened about 2:20 a.m. During a tussle with the security officer, police said Scholl fell and struck his head and his wife fell and cut her nose.
A hospital spokeswoman said they were treated and released According to police:
The security guard, David Strawn, saw the couple sitting at a bar in the casino and saw they were “highly intoxicated.”
They were told the bar was closing and Strawn asked if they had a ride home. Scholl-Hermans became irate and punched Strawn in the left side of his head, knocking off his glasses.
During the struggle, Scholl-Hermans fell on the ground and cut her nose. As Strawn tried to handcuff her, police said Scholl jumped on Strawn’s back and punched him several times.
After the couple were handcuffed, Scholl-Hermans fell over several times while seated.
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