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Man Hurls Sandwich at Police Cruiser after Cop Declines Request for Ride

A Croton-on-Hudson man was charged with disorderly conduct after throwing a sandwich from 7 Eleven at an officer's cruiser in apparent retaliation for not giving him a free ride.

The Newport Police Department's headquarters on Broadway. (Patch file photo.)
The Newport Police Department's headquarters on Broadway. (Patch file photo.)

Newport Police charged a Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., man with disorderly conduct early Wednesday morning after he allegedly threw a sandwich at a police officer’s car after the officer refused to give him a ride to to an area near the International Yacht Restoration School.

Police said Christopher Michael Connolly, 30, approached a police officer on patrol on Broadway at around midnight near the Tavern on Broadway and asked for a ride.

The officer reportedly explained that he couldn't give him a ride, which angered Connolly.

He reportedly kept asking for a ride before finally giving up, saying “whatever” in an “angry tone” and stormed off, according to a police report.

A short time later, the same officer was driving north on Broadway when he saw a man matching Connolly’s description “wind up” and hurl what appeared to be a sandwich at the cruiser, striking the side of the car.

The officer stopped, got out and Connolly was “clearly intoxicated at this point,” police said, and asked to be let go after admitting that he threw the sandwich, saying “I shouldn't have done that.”

Officers took Connolly into custody without incident.

He was released a few hours later with a municipal court summons.

stu pididiot July 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM
He should have thrown a donut..they would have thanked him and let him go
Former Ports resident July 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM
He got his ride after all
Not my first rodeo July 19, 2014 at 09:07 AM
So much for protect and serve, more like harrass and annoy

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