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Man arrested for cleaning up hotel floor with mop

By Mason White 9:14 AM October 17, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested after he grabbed a mop at a hotel and began mopping the floor in an aggressive manner.

The incident began when the man in Connecticut, saw a 27-year-old female employee washing the floor.

He apparently did not like the way she was doing her job so he took the mop from her.

Police were called to the DoubleTree Hotel in Bristol around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, on reports that the man, who was identified as 30-year-old John Thornton, became unruly and took the mop from the hotel employee.

Authorities said that Thornton began to mop the floor “aggressively” and brushed over employees’ shoes several times.

The woman asked Thornton to stop, but he turned his back and walked backwards, forcing the woman into a corner, according to police.

Officers said that they found the victim shaken and crying.

Thornton was charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Officials said that while Thornton was being transported to the police station, he shouted insults and curses at police while threatening them with bodily harm.

Police added another charge of second-degree threatening.

He was released from jail after posting $20,000 bail.