Jose Rosario, 28, for Dorchester, Massachusetts, went into a 7-11 in Watertown and ended up being arrested for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Disturbing the Peace for allegedly beating the clerk with windshield washer fluid and a lollipop tree stand.
According to the Watertown Police Department, police officers responded to the Mount Auburn Street 7-11 and observed Rosario allegedly threatening the clerk with windshield wiper fluid and assaulting the clerk with a lollipop display stand.
After separating the parties and speaking with witnesses, the Watertown Police Officer alleged that Rosario and the clerk got into an argument over a money order, which led Rosario spitting at him. The clerk, in return, threw a bottle of windshield wiper fluid at him in an effort to get him to leave; but Rosario allegedly threw the bottle back at him and then began to beat him with a lollipop display stand.
Disturbing the Peace:
In Massachusetts, the crime of Disturbing the Peace is a misdemeanor, which is punishable by imprisonment in the House of Corrections for up to 6 months, and/or by a fine of $200.
The essence of the crime of Disturbing the Peace is conduct that is unreasonably disruptive and annoys or disturbs the peace. For example, the conduct that is generally prohibited is that which most people wound find to be unreasonably disruptive, such as making loud noise; tumultuous, offensive or threatening conduct; or conduct that is so offensive that is inherently likely to provoke an imminent violent reaction).
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