On Wednesday, Frankie Julius Parker attempted to rob a Medford bar to regain money he had lost playing video poker earlier that day. Parker, 34, returned to Rumors Karaoke Lounge just before it closed at 2:30 am and told one of the owners that he forgot his wallet inside. The women, who owns the bar together with her husband, left him waiting at the front door to search for the wallet. When she returned empty handed he forced his way inside, choked the women and demanded his money back.
Her 65-year-old husband rushed out of the kitchen, grabbed a pool cue and chased Parker away. He didn't get away with any money and the woman was not seriously injured, police said. Parker was found at about 2:50 am hiding behind a dumpster at a nearby inn and was arrested. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail on accusations of burglary, robbery, assault and strangulation.