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Chicken beef spawns assault and battery charges for Congressman’s son: Report

Squawking about chicken this week led to a parking lot showdown, then lockdown, for a Congressman’s son.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Alfred Lawson III, the son of Rep. Al Lawson, “is facing battery and aggravated assault charges after investigators say he tried to run over a gas station clerk on Tuesday.”

As of Thursday evening, Lawson was still in jail.

Per the Democrat, Lawson and another man entered the store, wondering where the proprietors “bought their chicken.”

Chaos ensued: Lawson punched a clerk, who then chased him outside with a baseball bat, leading to Lawson eventually leaving the premises and coming back in an Acura.

Lawson, per the report, accelerated toward the victim, but eventually fled on foot.

Lawson’s father, a Democrat, represents the Fifth Congressional District in Congress.

He faces a primary challenge from former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.

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