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.