Prom + drinking = Arrest for NJ teen accused of slugging cop
HANOVER — On prom night, if you're going to have an interaction with police, here's hoping it's a good one.
That wasn't the case for 18-year-old Mohamed Shata of Basking Ridge, Hanover Police say.
Detective Sal Sino was working the security detail at the Birchwood Manor when he was approached by school officials about five students who had been drinking prior to the prom, police said. All five were banned from entering, police said.
But Shata didn't take the news well, refusing to cooperate with school officials or police officers, police said.
"At one point Mr. Shata struggled with police and school officials and he needed to be restrained," police wrote in an announcement of Shata's arrest. "During this time he struck and attempted to kick Det. Siino."
Shata was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said.
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