A Mount Vernon man who tried to coerce money from customers and workers at a Port Chester supermarket was arrested on a charge of obstruction of governmental administration, Port Chester Police said.
Andwele Williams, 30, of 67 Hillside Ave., was arrested after an investigation of a complaint that a man was bothering customers in the Port Chester store, 25 Waterfront Place, about 11:05 p.m. on Monday. Police said Williams was spotted in the area of 8 S. Main St., where he had a brief confrontation with police officers.
Police said Williams demanded money from customers in the store and also approached the store manager demanding money. No one was injured in the incident and no money was taken, police said.
During the confrontation with police officers, police said Williams kept his hands in his pockets as if he had a weapon. However, police discovered it was a bottle of beer he was holding on to.
Williams faces a Port Chester village court hearing on a charge of second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor.