Courts & Crime

Despite beating, woman keeps hold of her beer

WICHITA — She was beaten so badly she ended up with two black eyes — but she didn't turn loose of her beer.

Her assailant, meanwhile, ended up being thrown into the Little Arkansas River.

It all unfolded at about 4 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of West Central, police said, when a 49-year-old woman was walking along the river on a sidewalk.

She had just purchased a can of "high gravity" beer, and a 30-year-old homeless man wanted it.

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