'Belligerent' Man Taunts Police Over Recent Death of Yarmouth Police Sergeant - NECN


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'Belligerent' Man Taunts Police Over Recent Death of Yarmouth Police Sergeant



    Man Allegedly Taunts Arresting Officers Over Gannon's Death

    A Barnstable, Massachusetts, man is accused of taunting the police officers arresting him over the murder of Sean Gannon.

    (Published Monday, May 21, 2018)

    A Massachusetts man is due in court Monday in connection with a dispute at a Hyannis pizza shop and taunting officers over the recent murder of a Yarmouth Police sergeant.

    Barnstable Police were called to the Domino's Pizza on Falmouth Road at 10:40 p.m. Friday for a call regarding a belligerent customer.

    The customer was later identified as Shaune Wittenmeyer, 42, of Hyannis.

    Police said Wittenmeyer was irate with Domino's staff over his "pizza points".

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    When a responding office asked Wittenmeyer to wait outside while he spoke with store employees, the officer noticed Wittenmeyer smelled of alcohol.

    Police said while outside, Wittenmeyer began knocking pizza boxes out of a Domino’s delivery person's hand.

    While placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, police said Wittenmeyer began to taunt and mock officers who were trying to restrain him in handcuffs. Authorities said he made references to recently slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon, saying to one officer that he wished he was the "dead cop."

    When Wittenmeyer saw that the officers were bothered, police said he taunted them further and laughed saying, "What are you going do about it? Freedom of speech, right?"

    Wittenmeyer was eventually taken to his holding cell.

    He was additionally charged with intimidating a witness due to his statements to the officers.

    Wittenmeyer was later released on $500 cash bail. He is expected to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court.

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