An 18-year-old man didn't quite get what police say he asked for last weekend. James Murphy was issued summonses for underage consumption of alcohol and littering after an altercation with police – but he had requested an arrest, cops say.
Murphy was one of two adult males walking through a neighborhood around 12:33 a.m. Sept. 7 when Officer Charles May was on routine patrol and asked the pair for identification.
Murphy, according to Lacey police, "became agitated and extremely uncooperative" and said the police were harassing him, and later cursed at officers and told them that he wanted to be arrested.
"James motioned his arms at the officers to put handcuffs on him and he began yelling 'arrest me' repeatedly at the officers," a statement from township police said.
Murphy, at one point, purposely blew his breath at Officer May’s facial area at
which time he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, the statement said, and again told police, "arrest me, I was drinking beer."
After police issued Murphy a summons for underage consumption of alcohol and let him go, they say he began walking away while yelling out "abusive vulgarities" at the officers as he flicked his lit cigarette on the ground.
Murphy's chosen method of cigarette disposal earned him an additional summons for littering.