Police arrested a man late last month after he put stickers on gas station fuel pumps — showing a pointing President Joe Biden with the words, “I Did That” — and then became belligerent when someone approached him.
“Thomas Richard Glazewski, 54, of Manor Township, was arrested on March 31 after a confrontation with police that was caught on video and shared on social media by over 3,000 people as of Sunday,” the Daily Mail reported. “The video shows Glazewski being tackled by cops at a Turkey Hill convenience store on 1503 Columbia Avenue in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster Online reported.”
The Mail said Glazewski repeatedly yelled: “‘I did that. I did that. That’s what I did,’ as he points to several stickers of the finger-pointing Biden slapped on the gas pump.”
The U.K. paper said Glazewski was “charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief last Monday and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on April 26.”
According to Lancaster Online, “Aaron Philips recorded the arrest and posted it to his Facebook page, where as of Tuesday, it had been shared more than 2,300 times.” He allegedly used a coating to make the stickers hard to remove, charging documents say.
“Philips said the man also ran out into the street, where a police officer from another municipality was driving by. Police from a couple townships soon arrived; the Turkey Hill is located where East Hempfield, Manor and Lancaster townships’ boundaries meet,” the site reported.
“In the video, the man then runs toward the Turkey Hill store, where two clerks are standing outside. An officer tackles him from behind and handcuffs him. It takes three police officers to get the man into the back of a patrol car, with the man cursing and yelling. An ambulance then arrives,” Lancaster Online said, adding that the man was “treated for injuries he gave himself while banging around in the back of the patrol car.”
A local crimewatch site posted the police report, which said:
At approximately 1250hrs, Thursday, March 31, 2022, East Hempfield Township Police were dispatched to Turkey Hill – 1503 Columbia Ave. for a Disturbance in-progress involving an irate male at the gas pump area of the business. Upon arrival officers encountered the male, who began yelling at police. The officer attempted to verbally de-escalate the situation to no avail. The irate male then ran towards a store employee in an aggressive manner. The officer was able to intervene and subdue the male, who was identified as Thomas R. Glazewski, 53 of Lancaster. In speaking with witnesses at the scene, police learned that Glazewski had reportedly placed “Joe Biden” stickers on the gas pumps, and he made reference to the high price of gasoline. A store employee approached Glazewski and told him he could not place stickers on the pumps. Glazewski reportedly got in the employee’s face and began screaming at her. Glazewski was subsequently transported via EMS to a local hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries that he sustained while seated in the back of a police vehicle. East Hempfield Police were assisted in bringing the situation under control by officers from the Manor Township and Manheim Township Police Departments. On Monday, April 4, 2022 a criminal complaint was filed against Thomas R. Glazewski charging him with one count each of: Resisting Arrest (M2); Disorderly Conduct (M3); Criminal Mischief (Sum); and Harassment (Sum).
The stickers have cropped up everywhere, and Amazon sells packs of 100 stickers — made in China — online for $8.95.
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