Westminster man charged with assault, disorderly conduct

A Westminster man was arrested Sunday after an altercation outside a downtown sports bar, police say.

Moeed Asif, 22, of the 800 block of Quiet Meadow Court, was charged with second-degree assault, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, and disorderly conduct, according to electronic court records.

Asif was arrested by the Westminster Police Department, according to electronic court records. He posted a $5,000 unsecured personal bond and was released Sunday.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the 22-year-old was engaged in a verbal altercation on the public sidewalk outside of Johanssons Down Under, police wrote in a statement of probable cause.

An officer saw Asif shove another man with both hands, forcing the other man backward, police said.

Both men were ordered to leave the area so as not to cause any more of a disturbance to other bar patrons, police said. Asif began yelling racially-charged profanities, police wrote.

Asif eventually returned to the sports bar, having been ordered to leave moments before, prompting officers to order him to leave, the statement shows.

But he continued with his expletive-filled rant, which was at least partially directed at officers, the statement details. An officer arrested Asif at 12:33 a.m., police said.

“It was just a misunderstanding between me and the cop,” Asif told the Times Tuesday, calling his arrest “unneeded.”

He has a court date scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 7, according to electronic court records.

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