Teen Charged for Allegedly Punching Cop at McDonald’s

The incident occurred at the Havre de Grace fast food restaurant on Route 40.

An 18-year-old Havre de Grace man has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a security guard at McDonald's Halloween night. 

Around 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, the on-site security guard at the McDonald's on Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace asked two male teenagers standing near the register to quiet down. He told investigators the youths were being boisterous and using profanity, according to the Havre de Grace Police Department.

That’s when the 18-year-old punched the security guard—who was an off-duty Baltimore City Sheriff, said police. The officer was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital, where police said he was evaluated and released. The two suspects fled the scene.

Havre de Grace police found the 18-year-old at his home on the 800 block of Conesto St. and charged him with second-degree assault on a police officer and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order.

His 19-year-old companion was found on the 600 block of Erie St. and was charged with failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order and resisting arrest.

Both men have trial dates scheduled for Jan. 7, 2013. 

beth November 03, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Important citizen!?!? Wow, sounds like something straight out of Romneys binder handbook.....
CPR - USMC November 04, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I've been to the McD's and the person who was punched wears a shirt that says "POLICE" on it and carries his his service weapon on his belt in a holster. A police officer has police powers 24 hours a day, that is why many businesses hire them in an off duty status. The names of the 2 adults should be published.
Dick Thompson November 04, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Who in hell ever heard of needing a Security Guard in a McDonalds. If that is the kind of customers they draw maybe they should close the doors. Do all eating places in HdeG need Security Guards.What has happened to my old home town?? Dick Thompson Weaubleau, Missouri
Dignity & Respect November 08, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Those were grown men that assaulted the off duty officer and I agree with many of the other posts that their names should be published and mostly that they should be punished for their behaviors. McDonalds in Havre de Grace requires a security guard because some thugs do visit this business. The problem is the individuals who do not have respect for others and hopefully they will get some jail time, and community service for their unruly behavior. This is probably their first introduction to a life of incarceration.
Martha Myers January 19, 2014 at 03:29 PM
I saw the headline and my jaw just dropped. Then as I was reading the article and saw it was a Baltimore City Sheriffs Officer,I got a large smile. Guess those punks didn't expect that one. After acting all big and bad and sucker punching the Sheriff,they didn't have the guts to hang around anymore. Good job to the HdeG Police for snatching them up. The lack of respect for law enforcement is so offensive.I hope an example is made of them


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