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Man arrested after argument with Wal-Mart manager

Anthony Johnson reports from Garfield.
November 29, 2013 11:24:44 AM PST
Garfield Police had a clear objective at the packed Wal-Mart: control the crowd and keep the peace from the outside in.

Everything was going according to plan until about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when police say 23-year-old Richard Ramos lost his cool and started raising his voice inside the store with management.

After Ramos refused to leave the store, at the manager's request, the police were called in. However, police say Ramos was belligerent, and not easily intimidated by the sight of officers approaching.

When they showed, police say Ramos showed out big time and attacked one of the officers.

Officers used pepper spray to subdue Ramos and he surrendered.

The officer that struggled with Ramos was not injured.

Customers inside the store say despite the large crowd, it was organized and the lines moved quickly. They were surprised to hear of the incident involving Ramos especially because police say he may have been arguing about a television.

Ramos was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Assault on a police officer and Resisting Arrest. He will appear Friday in Bergen County Jail.

Bail was set at $20,000.

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