80 Year Old Amsterdam Man Arrested for Placing Nails Behind Police Cars

John J. Sanders

Photo: Amsterdam Police

Police in Amsterdam say they've arrested an 80 year old man for putting nails behind the tires of police vehicles. Maintenance staff at the public safety building noticed the nails and told police. Police arrested John J. Sanders of Amsterdam on September 9th after security footage showed him tossing nails from a large bag behind five patrol cars. No explanation of why he did it. Sanders has been charged with several misdemeanors:

  • Reckless endangerment in the second degree
  • Obstructing governmental administration
  • Attempted criminal mischief in the third degree
  • Criminal nuisance in the second degree

He was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court and released.

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