Tulsa Pastor Arrested For Hitting Guard With Stadium Chair

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 5:43 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A 65-year-old Tulsa pastor was arrested at a high school football game Thursday night after school officials say he struck a security guard in the head with a stadium chair. 

Bob Kendrick was booked into the Tulsa jail on a complaint of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he reportedly became irate with a guard at the security gate of the Central vs. Edison game, according to Tulsa Public Schools spokesperson Tami Marler.

According to its web site, Kendrick is the pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church on 36th Street North.  The web site says Kendrick retired from the Tulsa Fire Department in 1995 after working there for 25 years.

Witnesses told police Kendrick struck the security officer with a metal stadium chair after the officer stopped another fan from entering the football game.

The guard was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released for the head injury.

"In addition to the Kendrick's arrest, the district will issue ban letters to other members of his group, who officers say attempted to circumvent security at the game," she said.

"Police officials are still determining how many individuals will be banned from TPS property for a period of six months."

Kendrick is out of jail on a $15,000 bond.