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Cops: Man charged after bus, burger, beer brouhaha

Updated 4:36 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • James Platt, 63, of  Bridgeport, is facing a charge of breach of peace. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen
    James Platt, 63, of Bridgeport, is facing a charge of breach of peace. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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A 63-year-old man who police said was intoxicated and causing a disturbance on a Greater Bridgeport Transit bus Wednesday night was charged with breach of peace when he later walked into the McDonald's on the Post Road with a beer in his hand.

James L. Platt, of Birmingham Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer in connection with the incident.

A supervisor from the bus district got in touch with police to let them know that after Platt was kicked off the bus on the Post Road, he "staggered" across the street to McDonald's, according to the report.

Police found Platt waiting in line at the fast-food restaurant, with an open can of Old Milwaukee beer in his hand. When officers approached him, police said he told them, "Don't mess with me," but he was escorted outside. While outside, Platt cursed at the officers and kept insisting he was going back inside to get a hamburger, police said.

Platt continued to be combative while being processed, police said, and after being booked was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of his intoxication.

He was released on a promise to appear March 11 in Bridgeport Superior Court.