Man could not believe no one was being arrested

On July 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

At approximately 2:19 a.m. on Friday, July 4, police officers arrived at the corner of Pearl St. and Bradley in response to a complaint of unwanted individuals there.

This was reportedly the third time within a one-hour period that the same officers had responded to the same area for the very same circumstances.

Three men were allegedly being loud and disturbing area residents, and officers asked them to disperse and leave the area, according to reports.

One of the men, Antonio Perez, 21, reportedly became boisterous while officers waiting for the other two men to gather their belongings.

Perez reportedly kept asking the officers why his friend was being arrested, even though he had been told repeatedly that no one was being arrested, they were merely being asked to leave.

According to reports, Perez continued to behave in a confrontational manner and demanded to know why his friend was being arrested.

Police said that at one point Perez had approached one of the officers in a very aggressive manner, stopping just inches from him, continuing to demand answers to his questions.

Perez was told once again that no one was being arrested and that they were only being asked to leave the area.

The group finally began walking away, but Perez reportedly turned back and approached the officers once more, shaking his fist in the air and shouting obscenities at them.

Perez was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct.


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