A police call about a disorderly customer at a Barnstable pizza shop turned ugly on Friday when the man taunted the responding officers about the recent slaying of Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, according to Barnstable police.
Police officers were called to a Domino’s Pizza in Hyannis around 10:40 p.m. Friday where Shaune Wittenmeyer, 42, was arguing with the store’s employees over his “pizza points,’’ according to a police statement. Police say the Hyannis man smelled strongly of alcohol and when he was asked to wait outside, he began knocking pizza boxes out of a delivery person’s hands.
The taunting began after the officers placed Wittenmeyer under arrest for intoxication and disorderly conduct. As one officer tried to restrain him, the suspect said he wished he was the “dead cop,’’ referring to Gannon, who was fatally shot when serving a warrant in Marstons Mills last month. When Wittenmeyer noticed his comment bothered the officers, he allegedly laughed and asked, “What are you going to do about it? Freedom of speech right?’’