A Jersey City man threatened police and then pulled a bottle out of his back pocket when police were trying to arrest him early Sunday morning after officers were called to a home for a person in distress, The Jersey Journal reports.
Just after 2:30 a.m., the officers responded to a Wegman Parkway home on a report of an emotionally distressed person banging his head against the wall, the report stated.
Ronnie Cruse Jr. — who was not the person in distress — met police outside yelling “no one f—ing called you,” “get the f— out here” and “we ain’t telling you s—,” the report said.
A woman came out of the home and Cruse told her “we don’t have to tell them s—,” the report indicated. Cruse then took his jacket off and started acting as though he was ready to fight, police said.
After telling Cruse to leave because he was interfering with a police function, he continued to yell at the officers and became more aggressive and reached behind him to grab an object, police said.
In the report, officers said they began to worry about their safety, and attempted to arrest Cruse. As officers tried to handcuff him, Cruse grabbed a Corona Light bottle out of his back pocket and began pushing the officer, the report stated.
While police tried to restrain him, Cruse grabbed a woman as he went to the ground. Police were able to separate the two, and the woman was “highly uncooperative” with police, the report stated.
After the arrest, police immediately located the person in distress and he was brought to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health for treatment.
Cruse was charged with obstructing a government function, resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.