A protester who was led out of Zuccotti Park on Thursday morning with blood streaming from his face had thrown a small battery at police officers and taken a deputy inspector’s hat, the police said. He was charged with attempted assault and grand larceny. The police said the man identified himself as Brandon Watts, 20, and has been arrested at least four times since the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations began.Ironically, he was in the paper just yesterday:
Brandon Watts, 20, whose eyes were bloodshot after spending the night at a nearby McDonalds, said he thought the days of Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park were numbered. “It’s all done here. I think I’m going to go to DC to protest,” Watts said. “I’m very tired and cold now. We’re not going to survive the winter with this situation.”I have a hunch Mr Watts is not going to Washington anytime soon. Update: Almost as dumb as picking fights in NY with cops? Picking fights with drivers in LA: If one of these dopes tries it on you, there's a real good solution. Put the car in neutral and gun the engine. They'll get out of the way in a hurry.