Worthington man arrested after altercation at local business

Augustin Morales

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department responded early Friday morning to a report that a man was inside Kwik Trip with a baseball bat.

Kwik Trip employees related to the officer that a man identified as Agustin Morales, 19, of Worthington, had walked into the store with a bat, said "Call the police" and began swinging the bat and hitting the credit card readers.

The employee in the front of the store "was very scared that he was going to hit her," according to the criminal complaint, and ran into the kitchen to call 9-1-1.

The store manager was in the kitchen and came out to confront Morales. When Morales set down the bat, the manager grabbed the bat and tried to get Morales to leave, but Morales stated that he wanted to be charged with a crime.

Morales was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree property damage, all felonies. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.


Following his arrest, Morales allegedly gave a statement to police saying that he was afraid of his dad, so he was hoping to be arrested to have somewhere safe to go.

The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 800-376-4311 or .

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