Police were called out on Friday to investigate reports of a man demanding hugs from strangers.
On Friday the Nelson Police Department received multiple calls about the man, who was aggressively soliciting hugs from people near the businesses in the 100 block of Anderson Street.
The suspect had left the area prior to police arrival and was not identified at the time.
Later that day the police received a call requesting assistance where a man had thrown out all of his roommate’s belongings on the lawn after he was told by the roommate he was moving out. Police stood by and kept the peace while the property was moved away.
It was then discovered that the angry roommate, a 34-year-old local man under the influence of alcohol, was the same person soliciting hugs earlier in the day. No charges are pending but he was advised that he would be arrested for public intoxication if he left his home again in that condition.
On January 10 at approximately 10 p.m., staff at a local bar in the 400 block of Vernon Street called NPD to report a male threatening them. Employees asked the 36-year-old local man to leave the property for drinking and he responded by threatening to kill them.
He was arrested by NPD members without incident. He is known to police for engaging in this type of behaviour after abusing alcohol. He was held until sober and will have to answer to charges of uttering threats and public intoxication.