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Darien man arrested after swearing at Walgreens manager

Updated 12:36 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2011
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One man went on an angry rant after a clerk refused to to sell himcigarettes at a Walgreens Pharmacy.

Meshach Kim, 20, of 31 Park Place, was arrested March 13 when police said he attempted to purchase cigarettes at 6:48 p.m. at Walgreens, but was refused by the manager because he didn't have identification.

Police said Kim began swearing at the manager before leaving the store and returning a few minutes later where he started swearing again. Kim eventually left the store after he told the manager he had to catch a train but said he would be back, police said.

The manager contacted police and gave them a description of Kim who was located on the New York side of the Norton Heights station platform, police said. Kim was uncooperative at first and was put in handcuffs after pulling away from the officers, police said. Kim also had a backpack which contained a graffiti kit, police said. Inside the backpack were 11 cans of spray paint, a respirator, a rubber mask, a flashlight, 16 various labels with types of graffiti and a blue marker ink device, police said.

Kim was charged with interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree criminal attempt at criminal mischief.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on March 23.