Dec 29, 2014 11:00 AM

Panhandler accused of striking windshield in Manchester

MANCHESTER - Police arrested an 'aggressive panhandler' for disorderly conduct.

Manchester Police responded to Dunkin' Donuts on Granite Street on Sunday.

Police said a customer of Dunkin' Donuts reported that while trying to leave the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot, a panhandler asked for money. When the customer refused to give the panhandler any money, the panhandler proceeded to strike the windshield of the customer's vehicle.

Officers said they found Jamie Smith, 31, sitting on the steps leading to the parking lot of Dunkin' Donuts. Police said Smith is homeless.

Officers then spoke with the manager of Dunkin' Donuts who explained they have received numerous complaints from their customers about aggressive panhandlers in their lot. The manager then pointed out the window to Smith as a person who frequently harasses customers. The manager asked police if they could remove Smith from the property.

Officers informed Smith that Dunkin' Donuts management wanted him removed from the property. Smith refused to comply with the officer's repeated request to leave the property.

Smith was then arrested for disorderly conduct. Smith also had bail condition from a prior arrest on Dec. 23 that required Smith to keep the peace and be of good behavior.

Smith was also charged with violation of bail conditions.


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