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White Plains Police Dodge 'Head Butts' From CT Man

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A Gaylordsville, Conn. man apologized for "trying to head butt" a police officer Friday morning after he reportedly lunged with his head aimed at an officer, repeatedly bashed his head against several doors, and threatened to sue the officers arresting him.

White Plains officers noticed Daniel Ruman, 22, get thrown out of the Black Bear Saloon on Mamaroneck Avenue around 2:40 a.m. Friday. According to police reports, Ruman wrestled with bouncers while trying to sneak back into the bar. He then gave up and broke several bar umbrellas while running north on Mamaroneck Avenue. Police estimate it would cost about $380 to replace the bars' furniture.

When officers tried to arrest him, Ruman swore at them. He flailed his arms and body "violently" while being escorted to the police car in handcuffs. Police tried to get him to calm down by resting him against the car trunk. He then began banging his head against the car. Once officers got Ruman in the car, police reports say he swiveled around and kicked an officer in the face twice.

On route to police headquarters, Ruman banged his head against the glass partition about eight times. According to arrest reports Ruman asked officers, "How do you like this? I am going to sue you."

Ruman also hit his head against two sets of doors at the police headquarters. When an officer held him back from slapping his head against a door, Ruman allegedly lunged with his head aimed at an officer. The officer dodged the head butt. Ruman was then handcuffed to a railing where he said, "I am sorry for trying to head butt the police officer," according to arrest reports.

Ruman was charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault, which are both felonies. He was also charged with one count of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

Other news from the police blotter, includes:

- Two sisters, Jennifer and Evelyn Holgiun, were both arrested and charged with one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, one count of disorderly conduct, and one count of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor after police broke up a fight near 43 Mamaroneck Ave. early Saturday morning. Jennifer Holguin, 22, of Harrison, threw her shoe into the street when officers asked her to leave the scene. Evelyn Holguin, 23, then grabbed her sister and tried to pull her away from officers. The sisters began pushing, shoving, and swinging their arms at each other, according to police reports.

Officers got Evelyn Holguin into the car, but Jennifer Holguin allegedly refused to give authorities her arm and began to curse and thrash. She wrapped her legs around a street sign in an attempt to avoid being escorted to the police car, according to arrest reports. Once in the car, Jennifer Holguin ignored officers' requests that she stop kicking at the window. She shattered the window and refused medical care.

Evelyn Holguin was also charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, when officers found three plastic baggies full of what they believed to be marijuana on her at police headquarters.

- A Blauvelt, N.Y. woman reported somebody stole her black Prada purse while she was shopping in the shoe department of Neiman Marcus Sunday afternoon. Her bag contained about seven credit cards, four blank checks, personal papers, and a large amount of cash, according to police reports.

- An Eastchester man discovered his Honda Civic wasn't where he parked it on Broadway Saturday evening after trying to pick the car up Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old left his car at 123 S. Broadway around 11:30 Saturday night. He then hitched a ride home with a woman he met at a bar because he had too many drinks to drive home. Police could not find the car or the $525 in cash, $100 check, and Mark Jacobs purse left in the Honda. No vehicles were towed during the time the man's car disappeared, according to police reports.

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