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QuickChek Employee Assaulted by Belligerent Patron, Police Say

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man was arrested following an argument with a local convenience store employee on Friday.`

Leon Stevens, 43, of Lexington Avenue, was charged with simple assault, defiant trespass and resisting arrest after police were called to the QuickChek location at 280 Broadway.

According to a report, employees called police after Stevens got into a verbal argument with another employee after being told he couldn’t be in the store. Stevens cursed at the 27 year old employee then pushed the man before leaving the store.

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When police arrived, they found Stevens behaving in a “belligerent and erratic” manner. As he was being arrested, Stevens tried to pull away from the responding officer, causing back-up officers to assist in the arrest, the police report said.

After Stevens was arrested, store employees told police that he has been told several times before not to enter the store. According to the police report, employees said, Stevens “almost always enters intoxicated and causes disturbances inside the store.”

Aside from the three charges related to this incident, Stevens was also arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was issued summons and released.

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