A Bayonne man has ben charged with assault, resisting arrest, and several other charges after using a baseball bat in a street fight.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Michael Said, 25, of Bayonne, was charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief,
obstructing a governmental function, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Said was taken into custody at about 5:42 p.m. yesterday from the area of East 25th Street. Officers responded to the area on a report of two men fighting, one of whom was using a baseball bat on the other.
Upon arrival, officers located the victim and the other man who had used the baseball bat, later identified as Said. Said was seated inside of his parked vehicle when officers arrived.
As officers made contact with Said to investigate the incident, he became aggressively uncooperative and refused to comply with the officers commands during the investigation.
It was at this time that officers placed him under arrest for obstructing a governmental function. As officers attempted to handcuff him, Said resisted arrest by tensing his arms and refusing to be handcuffed.
He was ultimately placed into handcuffs as the investigation continued.
After speaking to the 23-year-old male victim of Bayonne and a witness, officers learned that, after the victim finished parking his vehicle, he was approached by an unknown man later identified as Said.
A verbal argument ensued, during which Said punched the side view mirror of the victim’s vehicle, causing it to break. As the victim exited his vehicle, Said returned to his vehicle and retrieved a baseball bat and hit the victim’s leg.
As he attempted to strike the victim in the head with the bat, he was able to block the strike with his arm, causing a minor injury.
The victim was then able to disarm Said and a hand-to-hand fight ensued before the victim was able to break free and approach his residence for safety. At that time, Said made his way back to his vehicle just as police arrived.
The investigation led to Said being charged with the aforementioned crimes and the bat was located and retrieved from a nearby trash can, authorities said.
YOU GUYS JUST VICTIMIZE YOURSELVES AND DON’T EVEN PORTRAY THE WHOLE TRURTH TO THE MEDIA. TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH AND STOP CRIMINALIZING EVERYBODY. NOBODY DESRVES TO BE TREATING OTHERS IN AN INHUMAN MANNER. ITS DISGUSTING. THE POLICE IS SUPPOSED TO HELP THE COMMUNITY NOT TREAT THE COMMUNITY LIKE SHIT.