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Man charged with terrorizing couple inside tow truck

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing several serious charges after allegedly damaging a vehicle and threatening the occupants inside.

Officers were sent to a gas station 601 E. Broadway just before midnight Nov. 8 on reports of a man kicking and hitting a tow truck with the driver and his girlfriend inside.

According to the arrest report, the man and woman were "scared to death" while 44-year-old Eric Eugene Junior pounded on the vehicle.

The man inside the tow truck told police that Junior (his actual last name) kept "beating the truck, saying he was gonna kill us." Junior also reportedly demanded that the couple open the door and give him a cigarette.

When police arrived, Junior was running away, but they caught up with him. According to the arrest report, Junior had previously been told to stay off the lot or he would go to jail.

That's when he allegedly told the officer: "Obama said I can go on this lot, it's a free country."

Police said the "driver side door had a large dent by window" and had scratches on it.

As he was handcuffed and taken into custody, police say Junior (who reportedly had a strong smell of alcohol about him) continued "screaming how great Obama was" and that he could do what he wants now that he had been re-elected.

Junior was charged with terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, trespassing and public intoxication.

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