More information about why Bakersfield Condors player Daniel LaPointe was arrested are coming to light. This report is from KGET-TV (a sponsor of the Condors):
A Bakersfield Condors player was arrested early Sunday after a fellow player accused him of throwing a rock through his window, striking a woman and her daughter inside.
Condors center Daniel LaPointe, 24, faces two felony charges including willful cruelty to a child and assault with a deadly weapon. Officers also booked him on a charge of resisting arrest.
Officers arrested LaPointe early Sunday after Condors right wing Mike Wirll said LaPointe thew a rock through the window of his apartment at the Springs complex in Southwest Bakersfield. Wirll said the rock struck his female roommate, Bobbi-Joe Jackson, 25, in the head. Shattered glass also hit Jackson’s 1-year-old daughter, Abigail, Wirll told officers.
Frankly, this is not what I thought had happened from the initial report. As bad as this is, it isn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. If you aren’t sure what I mean, use your imagination, or turn on network television on a weeknight.
This is a bit strange:
Wirll said LaPointe knocked on his door around 1 a.m. Sunday, but he didn’t want to open the door because he suspected LaPointe was intoxicated, said BPD spokesman Sgt. Greg Terry. Wirll reportedly saw LaPointe throw the rock at the window.
Care to see where the Condors were drinking that night? I can’t say I saw these two specific players, but a bunch of the team was there.
And really, you have to wonder:
Officers went to arrest LaPointe at his apartment in the same complex and found him asleep in bed, Sgt. Terry said. LaPointe resisted arrest and had to be Tazed, officers reported.
It takes all kinds.