Police: Jersey City man spits on Bayonne cop after getting caught trying to break into cars


A Jersey City man spit on a Bayonne police officer, also providing a fake name during his arrest, after getting caught trying to break into two cars, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Marco Figueroa, 48, of Jersey City, was charged with two counts of burglary, hindering apprehension, aggravated assault, and contempt (warrant), according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

He was taken into custody at approximately 1:03 a.m. from the area of 4th Street and Humphrey Avenue.

According to the 52-year-old victim, after observing Figueroa enter two of his vehicles parked in his driveway, he and a family member were able to apprehend Figueroa and detain him until police arrived.

During the on-scene investigation, Figueroa was very uncooperative and refused to be placed into handcuffs, also spitting on an officer twice during the arrest process and provided a false name to the officers in an effort to hinder his apprehension.

Once his true name was determined, it was additionally confirmed that he was wanted on an arrest warrant issued out of the Bayonne Municipal Court, police said.

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