T.V. pundit Tucker Carlson has recast the story he told last night on MSNBC about roughing up a guy who hit on him in a public toilet. His latest version: "In the mid-1980s, while I was a high school student, a man physically grabbed me in a men's room in Washington, DC. I yelled, pulled away from him and ran out of the room. Twenty-five minutes later, a friend of mine and I returned to the men's room. The man was still there, presumably waiting to do to someone else what he had done to me. My friend and I seized the man and held him until a security guard arrived." So, if Tucker didn't call the cops, and if he did bang the guy's head on a wall or whatever, as he earlier said he did, doesn't that meet the physical harm requirement for false imprisonment? And is that a lesser or greater charge than simple assault? [Media Matters]
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