Salt Lake City Police Department responded to a complaint of a fight in progress. What they discovered was an elderly man having an argument with a building security guard for an apartment complex behind the Gateway shopping mall. The fracas got heated when the man was said to have assaulted the security guard and another tenant and then attacked a police officer with his shoe.
Officers say the problem centered around the security guard keeping the man from entering while he tried to double check on whether or not the man could even enter the building. Apparently there was confusion about whether the man was banned from premises for threatening other tenant. During the argument the man was said to have become combative and assaulted the guard. When another tenant tried to intervene he was also assaulted.
Last but not least, when police officers tried to find out more information about the scuffle the suspect threw his shoe at an officer striking him in the torso.
According to the Salt Lake City Police Department's watch log the man was subsequently arrested and booked into jail for assault on a police officer, but the condition of the shoe-struck officer was not disclosed.
If you see any criminal activity, shoe-related or not, the Salt Lake City Police Department encourages you to call 801-799-3000. To remain anonymous you can also text the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637 using "crimetip" as the reference.