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Bethlehem man spits on cop, gets hit by Taser outside Platinum Plus

Published On: Oct 05 2012 12:58:09 PM EDT
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A Bethlehem man was arrested early Friday morning outside an Allentown gentleman's club for spitting on a police officer.

Police said Andrew L. Alvarez, of 610 Prospect Ave., challenged a group of men as they left Platinum Plus at 1251 Airport Road around 2:10 a.m.

The club hires two uniformed Allentown Police officers to be at the club, and when they ordered the men to disperse, all did except 25-year-old Alvarez.


His friend was able to get Alvarez in a car, but Alvarez continued to ignore officers' orders, and even spit on one. The officer had to use a Taser gun on Alvarez, police said.

Alvarez faces charges of failure of disorderly person to disperse upon official order, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment, and public drunkenness.