Sucker Busted For Lollipop Battery At Family Dollar Store

A confrontation yesterday at a Family Dollar store resulted in the arrest of an armed man, records show.

His weapon?

A lollipop.

Police say that Dalton Reed, 24, was in line waiting to check out at the convenience store in Clearwater, Florida when he got into a “verbal argument” with store manager David Johndrow.

As the dispute escalated, Reed allegedly threw a lollipop at Johndrow, striking him the chest. Luckily, the lollipop lick “did not cause bodily harm,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Reed was arrested for simple battery. Cops tacked on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge when a post-arrest search reportedly turned up a crack pipe in one of Reed’s pockets.

No weapon was seized by Clearwater Police Department officers.

Reed remains in the county lockup, where bond has been set at $650 on the two misdemeanor charges. Reed (pictured at left) has an extensive rap sheet, with convictions for grand theft, DUI, narcotics possession, loitering and prowling, and retail theft.

A judge has ordered Reed to stay away from the Family Dollar (seen below) and have no contact with Johndrow.