A Billerica man talked his way into being arrested after a car he was riding in was pulled over in Watertown.
On May 1 at 8:48 p.m., an officer on Arsenal Street by Irving Street noticed a smell of marijuana coming from a vehicle, and also saw a haze of smoke inside, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. The vehicle had a driver and two passengers, and the officer noticed the passengers were not wearing their seatbelts.
The office pulled the vehicle over and asked for everyone inside to provide their IDs. The driver and the passenger in the rear seat complied, but the one in the front seat did not.
“The front passenger refused to answer the officer, and continued to ignore the offices,” O’Connor said. “After several requests he said, ‘Tyler Anderson’ and began to scream the spelling of it.”
Police later learned his name was actually Tyler Healey.
When the officer was speaking to the driver, Healey continued to yell and interrupt. The driver took field sobriety tests and passed them.
The officer asked the passengers to get out of the vehicle, but Healey would not.
“He put his hands in his pockets after being told not to,” O’Connor said. “He reached into his pocket and took out a folded knife. He put it in the air and said, ‘Here you go.'”
A small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle, which appeared to be for personal use, O’Connor said. While the officer explained the “open container” rules for marijuana in Massachusetts, the front passenger rolled his eyes.
The officer told the three they could get back into their vehicle but Healey refused.
“Healey stood up and began yelling profanities at the officers,” O’Connor said.
His friends told him to “shut up and get back in the car,” O’Connor said.
“Healey said to police, ‘I’ll fight you! I’ll fight you off duty,'” O’Connor said.
People began to stop to see what was happening. The man was placed into custody. While searching Healey, police found he had a counterfeit $20 bill and two counterfeit $10 bills, O’Connor said. Offices also discovered Healey was wanted on a warrant.
Tyler C. Healey, 20, of Billerica, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, possession of counterfeit notes and the warrant from Waltham District Court for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assault and battery on a police officer, O’Connor said. He was also cited for not wearing a seatbelt.