PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – An fan of The Rascals -- playing a six-night reunion stint at The Capitol Theatre -- was arrested outside the venue at a recent show when he tried to get inside without a ticket and became disorderly, police said.
Police received a call around 5:35 p.m. on Dec. 13, the first night The Rascals played, from security at the venue who told police they were dealing with a disorderly person out front. Police said the man was irate and shouting at security personnel, “I’ve been waiting 40 years to see this concert.” Security told police that the man did not have a ticket and was causing a disturbance when he was kicked out, police said. After being thrown out, police said the man tried repeatedly to get back inside, but was denied entrance.
Officers asked the man to leave the area so the man walked across the street and began screaming and yelling, police said. The man’s belligerence was causing a commotion, according to Lt. Jim Ladeirous, spokesperson for the Port Chester Police Department. When police went to arrest the man on a disorderly conduct charge, he began fighting with officers, Ladeirous said.
Kevin Brennan, 52, of 243 E. 14th St., Manhattan, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
The Rascals will be playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester.