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New Era Cap Company CEO Tried To Run Over Person With Car In Parking Lot Dispute: Prosecutors

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Source: Unsplash; University of Buffalo

May 9 2022, Published 12:20 p.m. ET

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The CEO of the world’s leading baseball cap company is accused of trying to hit someone with his car.

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The Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced on May 9, that Christopher H. Koch was arraigned on a felony count of first-degree reckless endangerment.

Around 8:30 p.m. on May 7, Koch and another man were in an argument at a parking lot of a restaurant in Buffalo, New York, according to prosecutors. When the victim got out of his vehicle and approached Koch, the suspect intentionally drove his vehicle toward the person.

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The victim jumped out of the way but suffered a hand injury, according to prosecutors.

Koch was released on his own recognizance. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.

Koch is the CEO of New Era baseball caps.


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