Police: Boxer Spadafora assaulted 2nd woman on same night

A former lightweight boxing champ already accused of putting a woman in a headlock at a Pittsburgh-area bar and then throwing her to the ground has been charged with assaulting another woman on the same night.

WTAE-TV reported Wednesday that Paul Spadafora has been charged by police in Manor Township in Armstrong County for a bizarre April 4 incident at a Sheetz convenience store.

Police say Spadafora appeared to be drunk while holding a blueberry muffin in one hand and a knife in the other and yelling at a clerk. They say the clerk couldn’t make out what he was saying and called for help.

Police say that happened just hours after Spadafora put a 63-year-old woman in a headlock at a bar in Crafton in Allegheny County, about 35 miles away.

Spadafora’s attorney says they’re contesting the charges. He stresses the convenience store clerk was unhurt.

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