Two men are suing the NYPD over a 2012 incident, in which they claim the cops roughed them up and took their White Castle burgers.
Danny Maisonet and Kenneth Glover have filed suit in Brooklyn Federal Court against the police department, saying that cops falsely arrested them because they wouldn’t hand over their sliders on Halloween 2012.
Daily News reports:
They were getting out of a taxicab, carrying a bag of the burgers, when they walked into cops rounding up a group of men suspected of looting a supermarket on Neptune Ave., lawyer Robert Marinelli said in the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
The cops — it’s unclear if they were kidding or starved out of their minds — demanded the bag of food. The plaintiffs refused to turn over the burgers.
With the long journey necessary to obtain White Castle burgers, a trip well-documented by Obama administration officials, the pair were not feeling particularly charitable to the officers, and declined their solicitations.
According to the lawsuit, the cops then “struck [them] with flashlights and handcuffed” them. The two were charged with obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. Officer Angelo Pizzarro’s report of the incident claims they were standing in his way, forcing him to walk all the way around two people and a bag of hamburgers to get to the alleged supermarket looters.
The charges against the two were dismissed. They did not go to Guantanamo Bay, as one might expect.