Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Putting This PsyOp on Ice

SeeConn. man arrested at Gillette Stadium on weapons charges

"Man with weapons in stadium parking lot was drunk, officials say" by Astead W. Herndon Globe Staff  January 04, 2016

WRENTHAM — On the first day of the new year, as Gillette Stadium prepared to host 65,000 people for the Bruins’ Winter Classic hockey game, Matthew Bromson arrived at a nearby parking lot drunk, without a game ticket, and with a car full of weapons, Foxborough police say.

I'm glad I'm not a hockey fan.

“I’m loading my gun,” Bromson allegedly said to three people, who contacted the police after seeing the suspect placing strange items on cars, according to Norfolk County prosecutors. Bromson was confronted by law enforcement, and police searched his vehicle. They did not find a firearm, but they discovered other dangerous items, including an electric stun gun, a Samurai sword, machete, a wrist rocket, and a butcher’s cleaver, prosecutors said.

In Wrentham District Court Monday, Bromson, a 48-year-old man from North Granby, Conn., was held on a total of $17,500 cash bail on charges of disorderly conduct, possession of an electric stun gun, trespassing, and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also held as a fugitive of justice on a previous disorderly conduct charge stemming from a incident in Connecticut.

A plea of not guilty was entered on Bromson’s behalf.

During his arraignment, Bromson laughed and muttered obscenities as he stood with his wrists shackled by handcuffs.

Norfolk County prosecutor Peter Kelly said in court that police were alerted to Bromson’s behavior after bus drivers saw him making threatening motions and placing what they referred to as “suspicious items” on cars. Kelly said the bus drivers asked Bromson what he was doing, and he replied, “I’m just like Santa Claus” and told them he was loading a gun.

The bus drivers called police and said they feared for their safety, and some believed the suspect was carrying a gun, according to Kelly.

After authorities arrived, Bromson was arrested without incident, but officers said he slurred his words and could barely stand, according to the police report. A breath analysis test at the scene said Bromson had a .124 blood alcohol content, the report states.

Bromson has a history of mental health problems and the Norfolk County prosecutors requested that he be evaluated for mental competency to stand trial, Kelly said. In Bromson’s car, police said, they also found a bottle of unknown pills.

Bromson has a long history with law enforcement. He has also been arrested in Connecticut for threats, disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, and harassment.

Almost two years ago, Granby police said Bromson threatened to harm himself and officers, which led to an hours-long standoff in Granby. Eventually, he surrendered to authorities peacefully, police said.

According to the police report, Bromson obtained a Massachusetts license plate from an automobile dealership, who reportedly loaned him the dealer plate for one day after he purchased a new car in December.

Bromson never returned the license plate and was arrested Friday with it in his possession.

In court, Bromson said he had no plans to hire an attorney at this time and intended to represent himself in court.... 

He's doing a pretty good job so far.