Police: Man Has Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Gets Pepper Sprayed
He hid the beer behind the tire of a car and told a police officer, "[Expletive] you," according to a police report.
Police arrested a New Hampshire man in Davis Square for allegedly having a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale outside and then pepper sprayed him when he got out of control, according to a Somerville police report.
The beer-connected pepper spraying took place at about 1 a.m. Aug. 8 near 19 College Ave., in the heart of Davis Square.
According to a police report, an officer patrolling the area noticed a man, identified as Jacob Scott, 38, of Hudson, N.H., crouching beside a black Honda Civic and placing something under the right front tire.
When the officer looked under the tire, he found a nearly full bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, the report says.
According to the report, the officer told Scott he was under arrest for possessing an open container in public, at which point Scott said, "[Expletive] you."
The officer handcuffed Scott and forced him to sit on the curb, the report says.
Scott began screaming and yelling and flailing his body around, a behavior that continued when officers attempted to search him, according to the report.
An officer warned him to calm down or he would get pepper sprayed, but he didn't, the report says.
According to the report, the officer administered a "single one second burst" of pepper spray into Scott's face. "Mr. Scott failed to comply so I administered another one second burst, and he finally calmed down," the officer wrote in the report.
Scott was charged with violating an open container ordinance, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The bottle of Sierra Nevada, once emptied, was taken as evidence.
Please note that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.