A lost New York University student was arrested May 9 on charges of breach of peace and reckless use of a highway by a pedestrian after Darien police discovered him trying to flag down cars with a broom handle, according to the report.
Police were dispatched to the entrance of Tilley Pond Park on the report of an individual in the road attempting to hit passing cars with what was reported to be a lacrosse stick, police said. The responding officer saw Jason Rosenthal, 22, of 229 Sullivan St., Apartment 1B, New York, N.Y., standing in the road holding a kitchen broom handle attempting to stop traffic, police said.
When the responding lieutenant activated his lights and sirens, Rosenthal reportedly yelled "Oh, thank god!" according to police. The report stated that when police asked Rosenthal, who smelled of alcohol, what he was doing, he replied with "What would you do?"
Rosenthal told police he was a NYU student and was trying to get home from a concert, but couldn't remember where that was, according to police.
Police asked Rosenthal why he was waving the broomstick, and he replied with "Hey, what would you do? I'm trying to get home," according to the report.
He was released on $500 and is scheduled to appear in court May 19.