Man throwing potted plants at woman’s car gets police attention

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A Fayetteville man on June 18 was charged with interfering with police following his refusal to provide police with identifying information after having thrown items at a vehicle.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said officers on June 18 at approximately 5:13 p.m. were dispatched to a business in the 300-block of North Glynn Street in reference to a domestic dispute call.

Police met with an employee who reported that a black male wearing black pants, black shirt and a hat was observed throwing plants and pots at a vehicle that left the area headed northbound on North Glynn Street, said Burdett.

Burdett said a second officer who was also on the scene to assist with the call identified the man, 42-year-old Fayetteville resident Michael Dorsey, fitting the description as the individual reported to have been throwing plants and pots at a vehicle.

Dorsey was asked to provide the name of the female driver, as well as the make and model of the vehicle she was driving, but he refused. He was also asked to provide his name and date of birth. He provided the incorrect name, but the correct date of birth several times, Burdett said.

Burdett said the officer requested a Rapid ID machine from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to assist with identifying the subject. The subject was positively identified as Dorsey.

Asked why he would intentionally mislead the police by telling them he was someone else, Dorsey replied that he thought he might have legal issues related to child support matters, said Burdett.

Dorsey was charged with interfering with police and released, Burdett said.

Also in Fayetteville, there were three entering auto incidents at two Ridgewood Drive residences off Redwine Road on June 21.

The complainant at one of the residences told officers the vehicle was found to have the rear driver’s side window shattered and a backpack stolen, said Burdett.

The second entering auto reported on June 21 also occurred at a Ridgewood Drive residence. The resident said the driver’s side windows in both vehicles were shattered, with a firearm taken from one of the vehicles. Burdett said.