New Haven, Conn. (WTNH)- New Haven police say 48 year old Robert Dwayne Robinson junior was threatening people outside of the Sam’s Mart grocery store on Whalley Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning. Robinson is now facing charges that include second degree threatening, breach of peace and interfering with police.
Police first learned of problems after getting calls from people outside of the store, claiming that a man was in the parking lot threatening people with a hand gun. Some witnesses told police motioned as if he was carrying a gun in his waistband. When cops got to the scene, a struggle with Robinson ensued. According to police, at one point Robinson raised his hands to his face, balled his fists and told the officers he didn’t like it when people put their hands on him. When Robinson made a move towards the officers a taser was used to subdue him and he was taken into custody.
Despite some reports that Robinson was carrying a gun, police did not find any weapon at the scene.