SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man was arrested Sunday and charged with threatening a local gas station clerk and trying to break into the station after he had been locked out.
Ryan Garry, 24, faces charges of second-degree threatening, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer.
According to police, Garry threatened the clerk at the Citgo station, at 202 Main St., before throwing a PIN pad, used for transactions using credit and debit cards, at the clerk.
After Garry left the station, the clerk locked the door. According to police, Garry tried to smash the glass doors with a metal newspaper box.
Police arrived and Garry fled, police said. He was taken into custody shortly thereafter and held on $10,000 bond.
He was expected to have been arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.