Couple Arrested After Tussle Outside White Plains Bar

New York City man, New Jersey woman charged with misdemeanors.

A couple's revelry at a White Plains Asian restaurant Friday evening turned into a tussle with police, barrage of offensive language and two arrests by night's end, cops said.

Officers responded to reports of a dispute at Haiku Asian Bistro at 149 Mamaroneck Ave. at 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 22, and found a shirtless man shaking his fist at a security guard, police said.

The shirtless man—a 41-year-old New York City resident—was placed under arrest by officers, but attempted to flee while cops removed a pocket knife from his pants, authorities told Patch.

Cops were forced to take the man down to the ground, they said, where he continued to struggle with officers and resist arrest.

The man—who was drunk, according to police—was also yelling racially charged statements, calling one officer a pejorative term for Hispanics.

While cops were waiting for a squad car to arrive, the man's 28-year-old girlfriend from New Jersey began speaking to the man and retrieve his belongings, police said.

When cops told her to stop, she began yelling and loudly identified herself as a lawyer, authorities said.

Police cuffed her for disorderly conduct, but the woman, also drunk, tried to resist arrest, cops said.

Soon after the duo was transported to police headquarters and booked, police were told by Haiku employees that the two tried to leave without paying their bill. The couple became violent when confronted, employees told cops, and used physical force and pepper stray to attack store staff.


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