Disorderly evening at Nanuet Diner

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF

 Police temporarily handcuffed the man before deciding to let him go on disorderly conduct charges [a violation] and an appearance ticket
Police temporarily handcuffed the man before deciding to let him go on disorderly conduct charges [a violation] and an appearance ticket
A 23-year-old Bronx man was charged with a disorderly conduct violation after a Tuesday night incident at Nanuet Diner led to a major commotion requiring the attention of several police cars and an ambulance.

The alleged perpetrator was angry over service at the restaurant, leading to an argument with other customers and the wait staff. The situation came to a crescendo when witnesses say the man threw a ketchup bottle at either the others customers or wait staff. In the commotion a woman was elbowed, however, no charges were filed for the elbowing.

Police did not release the name of the alleged perpetrator of the ketchup bottle toss because the charges were only a violation.

According to a witness at the diner, “Turns out someone didn’t get his food before someone else and thought the waiters were racist, [even though] the other table served first was a black family with four or five kids. The man started shouting and apparently he was asked to leave and it all escalated from there. I saw several waiters and staff trying to get him away but he started flailing and pushing and swinging at everybody…I saw him run away from a group of men trying to contain him and that’s when he rushed to a table and grabbed the glass ketchup bottle and flung it.”