Richmond Police observed a male subject staggering through the Kroger parking lot Tuesday evening.
Todd Weiskittel of Lexington was approaching the store entrance when officers made contact with him. Police observed an odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from his person. Weiskittel was allegedly in possession of an open bottle of liquor, which was concealed by a paper bag.
According to authorities, Weiskittel admitted to drinking from the bottle at the end of the parking lot. He then reportedly provided a false name and date of birth to police when asked for his identification. When the officers were notified that no records matched the information, they requested that Weiskittel put the bottle down and place his hands behind his back.
Further reading of the arrest citation indicates that Weiskittel proceeded to lift the bottle above his head and throw it while moving his other arm forward. Officers then took the suspect to the ground to assist with restraints, and he allegedly continued to disobey orders to place his hands behind his back.
Police deemed that Weiskittel was manifestly intoxicated in a public place to the degree that he presented a danger to himself and others in the area. During a search of his person, authorities found marijuana in Weiskittel’s possession.
Weiskittel was charged with Giving Officers False Identifying Information, Resisting Arrest, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, and 2nd Degree Disorderly Conduct