HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old Hartford high school athlete was arrested after he held an officer in a headlock at a Burger King.
Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley says the incident started Tuesday when the officer asked the teen to leave the restaurant because he didn’t purchase a meal and was loitering. The boy then attacked the officer while being escorted out, putting him in a headlock as a crowd looked on.
The officer was able to free himself and subdue the teen using pepper spray as he attempted to escape.
Police say the officer was dispatched to the restaurant due to its reputation for hosting rowdy high school fights.
The teen is charged with assault on a police officer and related crimes.
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