2010-12-03 / Top Stories

Jackhammer Leads To Arrest

Tries To Flee From Police
By Nicholas Briano

A Far Rockaway man wielding a jackhammer while riding a bike at 2 a.m. caught the attention of a couple of 101 Precinct police officers out on patrol last Sunday morning.

Dennis Taylor, 49, of Seagirt Boulevard was riding a bicycle in the vicinity of Foam Place and Smith Place in Far Rockaway when police spotted him with the jackhammer.

The police officers, suspicious that the man held the tool as he rode, ap proached Taylor and he immediately dropped the jackhammer onto the sidewalk and fled, prompting the officers to pursue him, according to court papers.

He was arrested by the police officers and charged with resisting arrest because, according to court records, he struggled to not be handcuffed by waiving his arms and kicking his feet.

He was also charged for riding his bike on the sidewalk. Taylor was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court and released on conditional discharge, meaning that if he stays out of trouble for the next six months, his charges will be dropped.

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