Caught on camera: Providence man appears to throw food at car, spits at driver

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence man appears to throw food at a car and spit on the driver in a video shared with ABC 6 News.

Newport police said that 51-year-old Richard Johnson is charged with simple assault, shoplifting, and two counts of disorderly conduct.

Police said that he allegedly stopped traffic on Bellevue Avenue to talk to a friend and was honked at by a driver, at which point he allegedly threw his food at the windshield and spit towards the driver.

The department added that Johnson also allegedly spit at an officer.


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