WEST VILLAGE — A man was arrested in the Village after he refused to leave the scene of a huge street brawl he wasn't involved in, police said.
The sergeant told Rossi he needed to back up for his own safety, police said.
Rossi refused, got in the sergeant's face and started screaming and getting in the way of the sergeant's attempt to arrest the people who were fighting, police said.
He was arrested and charged with obstructing government administration, police said. A judge sentenced him to one day of community service.
His court-appointed attorney declined to comment.
Two other people were arrested in the brawl as well.
Joseph Kee, 30, was collared for kicking and stomping a 30-year-old male victim, leaving cuts and bruises all over his face and head, police said.
He was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault with intent to cause physical injury, and another for recklessly causing physical injury. He was also given a violation for harassment in the second degree with physical contact.
His court-appointed attorney did not immediately respond for comment.
Toshiba Roach, 24, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a 30-year-old woman in the face, as well as a a count misdemeanor attempted assault. The woman was left with pain and swelling, police said.
Roach was given a violation for harassment as well. She is due back in court on Jan. 15, 2015. An attorney for Roach could not be reached.
Other notable incidents in the 6th Precinct include:
Edward Howard, 43, was arrested for having a kitchen knife in public view on the street in front of 425 West 13th St. about 11:55 p.m. on Nov. 12, police said.
Howard told police he used the knife to protect himself.
He was charged with one count of felony criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and another of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, according to court records. The knife was taken into evidence, police said.
Howard is currently being held at Rikers Island on $1,500 bail and his next court date is on Nov. 18.
His attorney declined to comment.
He was previously convicted of another crime, police said.
► A man was running down Greenwich Avenue buck naked early morning on Nov. 13, police said.
James Andrepoint, 40, was arrested in front of 24 Greenwich Ave. in the West Village about 3:49 a.m. for running down the street in the nude, police said.
Andrepoint was charged with public lewdness and given a ticket to appear in court.