Police: Man charged with allegedly backing up into pedestrian, daughter, outside Secaucus Walmart


A man was charged with allegedly backing up into a pedestrian and his daughter while attempting to leave the Walmart parking lot last week, brandishing a baseball bat during an ensuing argument, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

David Mercado, 62, of Jersey City, was charged with simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Miller said in a statement.

On December 29th at 4:13 p.m., Secaucus police responded to the Walmart parking lot, located at 400 Park Plaza Drive, on a report of a dispute.

Units responded to a dispute after it was alleged that Mercado made struck a pedestrian who was walking with his daughter, with his vehicle in the parking of Walmart. Mercado was alleged to have brandished a bat.

Mercado was attempting to leave the scene and was stopped by responding units, found to be in possession of the bat at the time of the incident.

Furthermore, Mercado was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of Weehawken, in the amount of $1,815 with a 10 percent option, as well as one outstanding warrant issued out of Union City in the amount of $500 with a 10 percent option.

He was able to post bail for both warrants, was issued his complaint summons, along with two motor vehicle summonses, and was released from police custody, authorities said.

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