Door Greeter from Walmart injured

United States
December 7, 2006 7:47am CST
ASHLAND A 76-year-old greeter at the Ashland Wal-Mart was injured Sunday evening when a fight between two teenage boys spilled over to her. Ruby Mokas, of the 500 block of Hagan Court, Ashland, was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital following the incident, which occurred about 6:15 p.m. Police charged the juveniles, ages 16 and 15, with first-degree wanton endangerment. The two, both of whom are from Ohio, were lodged in the Boyd County Juvenile Detention Center, Ashland Police Capt. Todd Kelley said. The boys names were not released because of their status as minors. According to Kelley, the fracas began at the front of the store, near the McDonalds restaurant. It moved toward the grocery entrance, where Mokas was greeting customers, he said. Mokas was knocked off her feet by the combatants, Kelley said. She fell and struck the back of her head. When officers arrived, she was lying just outside the doors. Customers grabbed the two youths and held them until store security officers could take custody of them and detain them until police arrived, Kelley said. Mokas was taken initially to Kings Daughters Medical Center and later transferred to Cabell. She was listed in fair condition Tuesday, hospital spokeswoman Kathy Cosco said.
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@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I am glad to hear that she is okay.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I wonder if ther is a way to send her a card? That would be nice for her to recieve a few cards. When I seen this I thought I am glad that wasn't my granny because I would probably go to jail myself because i would give those boys a few whelps myself. Doesn't anyone care about the elderly anymore? I wonder if they even made her comfortable? or covered her because it was cold and she was by he doors. The workers there atleast should have cared enough about a employee to do that.