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Local man accused of resisting police while they tried to tow his car away

September 07, 2006

As police officers tried to tow his Nissan, a Hagerstown man allegedly sat in the driver's seat, turned up the stereo and even wrote a paper sign telling them they could not take his car.

Eric Preston Rohrer, 20, of 47 East Ave., Apt. 1, is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing and hindering.

He allegedly confronted police officers attempting to tow a car with expired tags in front of his address at about 1:15 p.m. Monday, a charging document states. After screaming at the officers, Rohrer allegedly got into the car, locked the doors and turned up the stereo, the document states.

Rohrer allegedly shouted profanities at the police as he ignored several requests from them to exit the vehicle. While in the car, he took a piece of paper from the glove box and wrote, "Can't do it," before holding the sign up for the officers to see, the document states.

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According to the document, officers broke a window of Rohrer's car, and police pulled him from the vehicle, spraying him with pepper spray as they took him to the ground. Rohrer still was yelling at the police even after he reached Hagerstown Police Department, the document states.

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