Men Say They Were Arrested Over White Castle Sliders
Some people really love their White Castle sliders, but two Brooklyn men claim they were actually arrested by a pair of slider-loving cops who wanted the burgers for themselves.
According to Gothamist, Brooklyn residents Danny Maisonet and Kenneth Glover are suing the NYPD officers who arrested them in 2012 and charged them with obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. The men say they were actually arrested and attacked because they refused to hand over the bags of White Castle sliders they were carrying.
According to Maisonet and Glover, they were walking with their bags of sliders when they ran into some policemen who were rounding up suspects accused of stealing from a supermarket. The cops told Maisonet and Glover to give them the sandwiches, but the two refused. Then things got out of hand, and Maisonet and Glover say the officers hit them with flashlights, handcuffed them, and arrested them.
In the arrest, police officer Angelo Pizzaro said that Glover and Maisonet were arrested for standing in his way and made him walk around them. Even that doesn’t sound like sufficient grounds for arresting somebody, and all charges against Maisonet and Glover were eventually dismissed.