Off-duty cop arrests post office customer

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ANCHORAGE - An off-duty Anchorage police officer arrested a woman accused of threatening to kill a postal worker because a package was late.

Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker said Officer Cameron Hokenson was at the post office Monday on personal business when he witnessed 64-year-old Pong Kim threaten an employee at the postal counter.

Hokenson identified himself, told the woman she needed to calm down and escorted her to another area of the lobby. Kim allegedly told the officer to shut up or she would kill him, too.

Hokenson than asked the woman to leave. According to Parker, the woman responded by fighting and scratching the officer, prompting the arrest.

Kim has been booked into jail on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.

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