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Woman’s actions draw police, who arrest man for brass knuckles

BATAVIA — A Medina man who drew the attention of law enforcement when they investigated his female companion for shoplifting at Walmart in Batavia was the one who was arrested late Saturday, Genesee County sheriffs deputies said.

Philip Michael Molina Sr., 30, of Slade Road, was found to be driving with a suspended license and in possession of brass knuckles after police stopped the pair outside the Walmart on Veterans Memorial Drive shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday.

Molina was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Town of Batavia Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond, deputies said.

No arrest report was filed for the companion whose actions led to the investigation, deputies confirmed.