Khalid Bilal is facing charges after he grabbed a female employee by the throat and began punching her after trying to convert her to Islam, then struck and broke the hand of an officer who tried to restrain him at a Goodwill store in Muncie, Indiana.
WISH TV(h/t Grant B)According to reports, Bilal then went on to break an officer’s hand after an attempt to place Bilal into custody. Bilal was later tased after charging another officer that arrived on scene.
After the tasing, the officer was eventually able to corral Bilal into handcuffs. The suspect then began to kick the officer repeatedly with both legs, causing authorities to shackle his legs.
One customer said she was scared for her life. She was inside the store shopping with her three children when she heard a man screaming at the front. “He was just so full of rage and violence I’d never seen anything like that before.
After the Muslim said ‘I’m going to kill everyone in here,” a female employee stepped in trying to calm the man down.“She kinda used a softer tone with him at first, ‘let’s talk about this, what’s the matter can we take it outside,’” she said. But out of nowhere, she said the man attacked that employee.
“He violently grabbed her around the neck and just was punching and whatever he could to her,” she said. “A bunch of employees came out to keep him away from customers.” It is believed that Bilal had beaten a female worker at the store and grabbed her by the throat prior to officers’ arrival. Bilal reportedly had become upset while attempting to convert the employee to Islam.
He faces preliminary charges of battery on police, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, battery with injury, intimidation and strangulation.