Man Arrested After 'Mopping Aggressively' At Connecticut Hotel

| by Lisa Fogarty

A man staying at a hotel in Connecticut was arrested for “mopping aggressively” after he reportedly grabbed a mop from a female employee because he was unsatisfied with her cleaning job.

John Thornton was staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol on Monday night when the 30-year-old suddenly became “unruly” and took his anger out on a 27-year-old hotel worker, reports the Huffington Post. After snatching the woman’s mop, he allegedly began mopping the floor himself – but did so in an “aggressive” manner that included dragging the mop over the worker’s shoes several times, according to

After the employee asked Thornton to stop, she says he pushed her into a corner and continued mopping. When police arrived at around 6:30 p.m., they reportedly found her crying and in distress.

Thornton, who was charged with breach of peace and threatening, allegedly cursed at officers and insulted them as he was being arrested. He reportedly also threatened to physically harm them.

The man was released on $20,000 bond and is expected to return to court on Oct. 27.

Sources: Huffington Post,

Photo Credit: Bristol Police Department, PA/Mirror