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Officer: I was slapped by a hitch-hiker

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Candace Gammon, 27. (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail) Candace Gammon, 27. (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail)

An Evansville Police Officer said he was slapped in the face for trying to help a hitch-hiker on Friday night.

Officials said it took place outside of the west side Schnuck's when 27-year-old Candace Gammon, of Evansville, was attempting to flag down motorists because she needed a ride.

The officer said he offered to give her a ride, but she didn't know where she needed to go.

The officer also said Gammon became frustrated and then slapped him when he was opening the door for her.

Officials retaliated by slapping battery charges on Gammon.

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