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Report: Conn. man arrested for "aggressive mopping"

John Thornton, accused of "aggressive mopping"

CBS affiliate WFSB

BRISTOL, Conn. - A Connecticut hotel employee is pressing charges against a man for what police call "aggressive mopping," reports CBS affiliate WFSB.

Police say they were called to the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday on reports that a man - later identified as 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington - became unruly and grabbed a mop from a 27-year-old female employee of the hotel.

Authorities say Thornton 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, according to the station.

Officers said they found the victim shaken and crying.

Thornton is charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Authorities say that while Thornton was being transported to the police station, he shouted insults and expletives at police. He also allegedly threatened bodily harm.

Thornton was then additionally charged with second-degree threatening, according to the station.

He posted $20,000 bond and had his court date set for Oct. 27.