Somerville PD: Drunk Man Punched Officer in Elderly Home
The Malden man was allegedly harassing residents at the Little Sisters of The Poor facility.
Somerville police arrested an intoxicated Malden man who was making a scene at the Little Sisters of The Poor (a Catholic home on Highland Avenue run by nuns who have taken a vow of hospitality and care for the elderly), according to a police report.
Police responded to Little Sisters of The Poor at about 8:57 p.m. on Sept. 28, according to a police report. Once there, they were told an intoxicated male was "running up and down the halls harassing and being belligerent towards the residents," the report says.
The man went into one of the apartments, and when officers made their way to that apartment, they heard loud screams coming from inside, the report says.
Inside the apartment, officers found the man, who "appeared to be very intoxicated," lying on the floor, on his stomach, shouting profanities, according to the report.
Officers helped the man to his feet and asked for his identification, and at that point he punched one of the officers in the chest and began screaming more profanities, the report says.
When the officer asked the man to lower his voice and stop using bad language, he allegedly lunged at the officer and tried to push him in the chest. There was a brief struggle before officers got the man under control and arrested him. He was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer.