Connecticut Man Accused of 'Mopping Aggressively'

Connecticut Man Arrested for 'Mopping Aggressively'
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10/16/2014 AT 12:45 AM EDT

A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.

Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.

Officers responding to the Bristol hotel were told a man had become "unruly," grabbed the mop and swept it back and forth over the woman's shoes. When the employee asked the man to stop, police say he turned his back and pushed her into a corner. Police say the woman was shaken and crying.

Authorities say Thornton insulted and swore at officers during the arrest, threatening them with bodily harm.

He was released on $20,000 bond. There was no answer at a phone listing in his name.

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