Unusual items used as weapons in fight


A man and woman were involved in a dispute that involved the use of a table, a lamp and a car as weapons, according to a Riley County Police Department report.
Amanda Hartwick and David Thornton, both 21, got into an argument at a friend’s house Friday night. According to the report, the quarrel escalated after Hartwick allegedly hit Thornton in the head with a lamp. Afterward, the pair began to fight and others in the house pulled the two apart. After they were separated, Hartwick left the house. 
Thornton allegedly chased Hartwick out of the house brandishing a small end table as a weapon. Hartwick, who was carrying a 5-year-old child, put the child in her vehicle and allegedly tried to run Thornton over, which resulted in a child endangerment charge for Hartwick, according to the report. 
Thornton dove under a road grader and Hartwick hit the heavy machine with her vehicle.
Thornton was charged with one count of aggravated assault for trying to hit Hartwick with the table. In addition to the child endangerment charge,  Hartwick was booked on charges of aggravated battery for hitting Thornton with the lamp and reckless driving.