A day that ends in handcuffs is always someone’s worst day. Especially, if it is after a family event in a park. But, this is unfortunately what one Newark resident is now facing after a community movie night.
Incident occurred during a recent Weequahic Park during a community movie night in Newark, New Jersey, at about 10:00 p.m. The Newark Police Department were reportedly alerted while they were patrolling Elizbeth Avenue when a local directed the police to the incident, and the police claimed they witnessed several adults and children fleeing the scene. NPD claimed they saw the local man holding a pry bar and knife, and after ordering the man to drop the items, they deployed pepper spray.
After the incident
The police claim that witnesses said that the local was threatening the families with the knife and pry bar. As a result, he now faces weapons charges (unlawful possession of a weapon), resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He was booked and taken to jail, but it is unclear whether the man remains in jail or if he was released on bond.
What to do when being arrested
Criminal case news in New Jersey is never a good story. Whether one is the victim or the alleged instigator, both parties are in bad situations. This is why it is so important for those in Westmont, New Jersey, who are accused of a crime, to think about self-preservation immediately. It is not a police officer’s job to help the accused. It is their job to gather as much evidence against them as possible, even though they do not actually know whether the accused did what the victim or witness alleges. Keep quiet. Invoke the right to remain silent, and upon questioning, keep asking for an attorney.