Man accused of robbery in pizza bagel beating


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) — A man is facing decades in prison after reportedly hitting a store manager at a dollar store with $1.10 pizza bagels, and slapping a restaurant employee.

Roger Bridendolph, 49, from Comers, is accused of felony robbery, and misdemeanor second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Police said the robbery happened at the Dollar Tree, 2002 S. Pleasant St. After the alleged robbery, Bridendolph reportedly ran to a nearby Wendy’s restaurant and slapped an employee.

He was found a short time later at a First National Bank, according to police. The officer who found him reportedly got into a fight with Bridendolph.

Police said he was intoxicated.

He is in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $3,500 bond.

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