Angry teen chooses fight with cop at Great Adventure

An angry teenager got into a fight with a police officer at Six Flags Great Adventure and ended up in handcuffs, Jackson police say.

Two Jackson officers were already at park security on July 10 when they received a call about an ongoing fight in the Boardwalk area. When they arrived they said they found an angry teenager who was “very agitated”.

Jackson Police Sgt. Fred Meabe says the teenager started shouting that he was “going to fight and he didn’t care”.

The teenager is then accused of pushing one of the responding officers and a “brief physical interaction ensued”.

After a brief struggle, the teenager was taken into custody.

Officers were unaware the suspect was a minor at the time of the incident, saying he was uncooperative and refused to provide information.

After being changed to aggravated assault in a police office, obstruction and resisting arrest, the teenager was released to a family member pending a hearing.

Both the suspect and the officer suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

This incident comes a week after a woman fought with police after refusing to leave Six Flags Hurricane Harbor as the park closed. The woman is accused of repeatedly kicking two police officers, spitting at one of them and attempting to bite off a police officer’s ankles.

Eric Scott is the senior policy director and anchor of New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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