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Cops: Bronx Man at Hartsdale Train Kicked Ticket Machine

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A rowdy Bronx man trying to catch a train instead landed a one-way ticket to jail, police said.

Marquise Harris, 20, of the Bronx, was charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, after allegedly fighting with officers at the Hartsdale Train station April 7.

Police said they responded to a report of two men kicking the platform ticket machine just before 11:30 p.m. when they saw Harris and his accomplice walking toward the train that had pulled into the station.

When the officer approached Harris, he pushed the officer and refused orders, yelling "I’m not getting locked up, I’m not going to (expletive) jail," according to police.

After bring sprayed with pepper spray, police were able to place Harris under arrest. The second man was not charged.

But after being taken to the Greenburgh Police Station, Harris again refused to follow orders and was forcibly restrained to a holding cell bench, police said.

Harris was later taken to Westchester Medical Center for an evaluation as a result of the pepper spray used.

He was issued an appearance ticket for Greenburgh Town Court and released.

The following items also were reported by Greenburgh Police:

DWI: Police charged Gabriella Garcia of White Plains with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and a speeding violation, following a traffic stop on Tarrytown Road at 5:32 p.m. April 7.

Petit Larceny: Police charged Charles Lafurno of Sleepy Hollow and Brian Nolan of Dobbs Ferry with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, after the pair were caught shoplifting $342.94 worth of merchandise from Loehmann’s on Tarrytown Road at 3:06 p.m. April 7. Nolan was also charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, after he fought with store security, police said.

Resisting Arrest: Police charged Timothy Forte of White Plains with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, after he was stopped on Oak Street for trespassing at 11:20 a.m. April 9.

Petit Larceny: Police charged Jason Strange of White Plains with petit larceny and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, after watching him break into a vehicle and lead officers on a foot chase at 4:29 p.m. April 9.

Unlicensed Operation: Police charged Mark Ketzler of Scarsdale with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdeameanor, following a traffic stop on Jackson Avenue at 10:28 a.m. April 9.

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