Cops: Man Threatens Gas Station Attendant, Officers
After being released, Paterson man returned and fell asleep on police station floor, report said.
A Paterson man who was told to remove his vehicle from the property of a Morristown gas station was arrested for allegedly threatening the attendant and officers and returned after being released to fall asleep on the police station floor, according to an arrest report.
Timothy J. Klein, 34, was charged with disorderly conduct June 30 shortly after 10 p.m. Officer Joseph Heuneman responded to the Exxon gas station on Morris Street, where the attendant said a man had parked his black Lexus on the property. When told to move his vehicle, the attendant said the man had allegedly moved toward him in a threatening manner, prompting the attendant to flee into the office, according to the report.
As the attendant spoke with Heuneman, the officer noticed officers David Tissot and Anthony O'Brien were speaking to a man nearby that fit Klein's description, according to Heuneman's report. The attendant said he was the man who confronted him, according to the report.
Klein told Heuneman he had parked there about a half-hour before and was confronted by the attendant, according to the report. He told the officer he had informed the attendant he's friends with the owner and he was able to park there, according to the report.
During the interview, Klein allegedly became more agitated and stated he was a "seventh-degree blackbelt," according to the report. Klein also told Heuneman he has "like 30" family members in law enforcement and can show him "gold cards" if he wants to see them, according to the report.
As patrols began to disperse from the scene, Klein walked toward the gas station attendant and yelled an expletive and threatened him, according to the report. Tissot then placed Klein under arrest, according to the report.
While being processed, Klein yelled expletives at officers and threatened them, the report said. According to the report, Klein said "you don't even know who my family is," and "I know the judge."
Klein allegedly told officers, "so tell me what you two [expletive] big guys do when someone pushes you in front of your wife," and "whatever, bro, I've been through this plenty of times without being convicted," according to the report.
Klein was advised of his pending court date and released, according to the report. As he was being released, Klein insisted on calling his lawyer, according to the report.
Police advised him he could make a phone call outside as he was free to leave, the report said. Klein then demanded police give him his phone, according to the report.
Police advised Klein he had not been in possession of a phone at the time of his arrest and that he admitted not having one when he signed the prisoner personal property sheet, according to the report. Officers searched the back of the police car that Klein was transported in, but no phone was found, the report said.
Klein was escorted out of the building and, once outside, turned back in the direction of officers O'Brien and Heuneman and spit on the ground, according to the report. He then walked halfway into the parking lot and began screaming, slammed his property bag on the ground and pounded his fists together, according to the report.
Klein walked back toward the two officers, saying he wanted to file a complaint regarding his missing cell phone, according to the report. After being told he could do so, Klein left the area, but returned moments later and tried to open several secured exterior windows, according to the report.
Klein then walked into the police vestibule, laid down on the floor and fell asleep, according to the report. An ambulance was called and Klein was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.
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