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Sports fan punches southern Illinois mayor



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BENTON, IL – Benton, Illinois Mayor Fred Kondritz filed a police report claiming a man punched him in the face following a discussion about sports. The incident took place in a store.

Kondritz told The Southern Illinoisan he had a brief conversation with the man on Wednesday before the man punched him. The mayor said his face was sore Thursday and he had headaches.

Authorities say a man was arrested following the complaint, and was released. Authorities are investigating what happened.

Kondritz says he's shaken by the ordeal and "lost my confidence." He says Benton police parked a car outside of his house Wednesday night.


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