NEW BERLIN -- (WITI) -- John Engebos, 60, faces one count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of disorderly conduct.
Police responded on July 20 to a report of an assault in the lot. Cory Richardson, 33, indicated she was in Walmart, where she made a purchase, before leaving the store with her two children, a 9-year-old daughter and a baby who was in a car seat on the top of her cart. She said she saw Engebos in the parking lot with an empty cart. Richardson said Engebos put his cart halfway partially blocking her vehicle instead of returning it to the cart corral.
"And I yelled to him to please put his cart away, and he said 'No, there's people who get paid to do that'," said Richardson.
She said when she asked him to at least move the cart out of the way of her vehicle, "he attacked her." She said she was pushed to the ground, and her infant rolled through the lot in her cart unattended. She said she was punched and kicked by Engebos, and he pulled out her hair. She said he also took her car keys, and when she tried to get them, he threw them. She said he pushed her cart further away before getting into his vehicle -- nearly running over her family and a witness before fleeing the scene.
Surveillance video showed Engebos backing his vehicle into the leg of one of the witnesses before fleeing the scene. Richardson was able to move her cart and her infant out of the way before he backed out.
KFOR / Pottawatomie County