Man charged after refusing to leave restaurantJanuary 30,2014Man faces trespass charge in pizzaria
BENNINGTON — A local man is facing three misdemeanor charges after an incident Jan. 15 during which he cited his Constitutional rights while refusing to leave Ramunto’s Pizza, according to police.
Darrell J. Radcliffe, 29, was arraigned Monday in Bennington criminal court on two charges of disorderly conduct and one count of unlawful trespass. Radcliffe pleaded innocent and was released without bail.
In an affidavit, Officer Robert Murawski, of the Bennington Police Department, said he was dispatched around 9:25 p.m. Jan. 15 to Ramunto’s. At the restaurant, Murawski spoke with an employee who said Radcliffe had come to the bar at Ramunto’s and had a beer. He ordered a second, but while the employee was getting it, Radcliffe began to curse at the employee, the affidavit said.
The employee said Radcliffe also dropped his ring and was too intoxicated to pick it up off the floor.
The employee said he gave Radcliffe his money back and told him he had to leave, but Radcliffe refused and said, “You’ll step over your grave telling me to leave.”
Murawski said police told Radcliffe he had to leave, but he said, “I do not have to leave. I’m an American and have a Constitutional right to be here.”
According to Murawski, Radcliffe was uncooperative during his arrest. He made threats, tried to pull away from police and banged on and kicked at the door of the holding cell.
A screener from United Counseling Services found Radcliffe was too intoxicated to sign his citation and he was taken to the Rutland jail until he was sober.MORE IN This Just InMONTPELIER — Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ political action committee has been fined by... Full Story
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