Ocean City Police arrested local man, Curran Hanley, for throwing a bicycle through a 7-Eleven storefront window.
Ocean City is a bike town. With so many people flooding the island during summer weekends, bicycles are often the easiest way to get around. However, over Labor Day weekend, one Ocean City resident allegedly decided to throw his bicycle into the North Division Street 7-Eleven's storefront window, breaking it in the process.
Around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, police were called to the convenience store. Witnesses and employees were able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and shortly thereafter, walking down Philadelphia Avenue towards the Route-50 bridge. Two OCPD officers began tailing the suspect, who was later identified as 23-year-old Curran Hanley, of Ocean City.
The officers ordered Hanley to stop at least four times. At one point, he turned around and acknowledged the officers, only to keep walking away from them. It took an officer in a vehicle to finally stop Hanley on the west side of the drawbridge.
When Hanley was eventually stopped, the police report indicates that he began making angry animal noises at pedestrians. At least one fisherman decided to pack up his gear and leave because of the commotion.
After the apprehension, officers returned to the 7-Eleven and viewed the store's surveillance video footage. The footage confirmed to officers that Hanley picked up his bike and threw it at the convenience store's front window not once, but twice. The first throw fell short, with the bicycle landing on the sidewalk. The second toss hit its mark and ended up shattering the window.
Curran Hanley was charged with malicious destruction of property, for the storefront vandalism, and disorderly conduct. It is unclear, at this point, whether his angry animal sounds contributed to the disorderly conduct charge.
Peak season may be over, but this is as good of a time as any to remind tourists and locals alike to keep both bicycle wheels on the ground and refrain from tossing your bike through storefront windows. This might be something that should go without saying, but obviously some people still need to hear it...