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Menacing mopper arrested for allegedly harassing hotel employee

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A hotel employee pressed charges against a man for what police called “aggressive mopping.”

Officers in Bristol said they were called to the Double Tree Hotel on Century Drive just before 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

John Thornton, 30, of Southington, was arrested for the incident.

Police said Thornton became unruly at the hotel and grabbed a mop from a 27-year-old female employee.

They said he then began to mop the floor, but became more aggressive and mopped over the employee's shoes several times.

The woman allegedly told Thornton to stop, but he turned his back on her and forcibly backed her into a corner.

Officers said they found the victim shaken and crying.

Thornton was charged with second-degree breach of peace.

While he was being transported to the police station and processed, officers said Thornton shouted insults and expletives at police. He also threatened bodily harm.

Thornton was then additionally charged with second-degree threatening.

He was given a Bristol Superior Court date of Oct. 27 after posting his $20,000 bond.

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