A likely challenger in the recall against state Senate President Russell Pearce filed a police report that a padlock was thrown from a truck and struck him in the groin.

Charter school executive Jerry Lewis was hit about 6:30 a.m. Saturday while jogging with another person near Brown and Harris roads, Mesa police said Tuesday. Lewis reported seeing a passenger stick his hand out of the truck.

"All of a sudden he feels himself hit in the groin. It hurts," Mesa police Sgt. Ed Wessing said.

After, Lewis's jogging partner found a padlock in the road.

Lewis described the truck as a white, lifted Chevrolet pickup with chrome rims. It was pulling a black trailer. The passenger was a man about 35 to 40 years old with short brown hair, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt. Police took the lock into evidence and will determine if they can recover fingerprints, Wessing said.

Lewis declined medical attention at the scene.

Lewis signaled interest in mounting a campaign more than a week ago and plans to make a formal announcement Wednesday morning in Mesa.

 

 

(9) comments

mrfixer123

Well, I must have struck a nerve of truth with someone. Since they removed my first comment about the driveby padlocking and anatomical charateristics . I guess I'll just have to agree with AZ Willie and say I think it's a bunch of baloney and just another attempt by the Trib to promote a Pearce opponent.

Tigere

The truck matches countless hispanic landscapers ...

Leon Ceniceros

P,S..........NOTICE THE ...."HANDSOME, SMILING" PHOTOGRAPHS THAT THIS PAPER HAS PRINTED .....OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR ...MORMON BISHOP, JERRY LEWIS.

THE NOTICE THE ......."MEAN, SCOWLING, LIPS-PURSED, LOOKING-OFF-INTO-SPACE".....PHOTOGRAPHS THAT THIS PAPER IS ALWAYS....ALWAYS ...PRINTING ABOUT......SENATOR RUSSELL PEARCE (AND GOVERNOR JAN BREWER TOO...THE EAST VALLEY CAMERA MAN MUST USE 10X LENS SO THAT THE PICTURE SHOWS EVERY ONE OF GOVERNOR BREWERS DENTAL FILLINGS....LOL).

Leon Ceniceros

THERE IS NO NEED FOR ..."UNDER THE BELT" POLITICS......HERE IN MESA.

Arizona Willie

I don't believe this for a second. Someone is randomly driving down the road and recognizes someone who is normally seen in a suit and tie in his jogging clothes and throws a padlock? Riigghhhttt.

IF they recognized him and wanted to hurt him they would run him over. Or do a drive by shooting.

I have grave doubts someone would recognize him out jogging unless they were his next door neighbors and knew him well.

I believe this is a thinly veiled attempt to make Pearce supporters look bad and get sympathy for Lewis.

I don't think Lewis could pass a lie detector test.

In_God_We_Trust

No Rich, I heard the assailant was wearing that Mormon nightshirt no Mormon can die without. Probably another Mormon Bishop who's jealous over Lewis getting all the spotlight.

Rich

Was the guy throwing the padlock wearing a brown shirt?

devils66

what at all does this guy know about politics? Intresting where he claims he was jogging too. What's he trying to say?

Juggernaut6000

Please deport each and every illegal immigrant from this state. If you vow to do this, you will have my undivided support.

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