Early on Sunday morning, the New York City Metro Police received a report about a man who was at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Broadway allegedly causing a scene by being combative with a hot dog vendor.
When officers arrived at the location they noted that the vendor’s stand was knocked over.
The authorities began to speak with the stand operator, who said that he does not intend to pursue charges for the incident, and the man informed them that the suspect approached him and began acting in a belligerent and hostile manner. During the altercation, the suspect allegedly expressed his frustration by grabbing hold of the hot dog cart and flipping it over.
The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Patrick Bratcher, allegedly created “a hazardous environment,” according to the police, as he reportedly continued to use foul language and act out in an aggressive manner in the crowded location.
As the officers interacted with Bratcher, they reported that the man was staggering and unable to stabilize himself and his eyes appeared reddened. They additionally alleged Bratcher smelled as if he had been drinking a large quantity of alcohol, and surmised that he was likely intoxicated.
Bratcher was placed under arrest at the scene, and he was booked into the Metro jail. He is facing charges for suspicion of disorderly conduct, and public intoxication, for his alleged destructive outburst. He was later released on a $350 bond.
None of the people in the area during the incident were reported as being harmed, but there were likely a few hot dog casualties.
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