Woonsocket Police report Tyler Soucy, 25, of 160 Logee St., was carrying a .22 caliber revolver while intoxicated at Allie's Bar at 80 River St. Sept. 28, lining himself up for two felonies off the bat.
Once arrested, though, he added two more felony counts to the charges against himself when he threatened police, then a misdemeanor when he used his head to break the glass window of his cell, according to reports.
At about 1:10 a.m. that morning, officers patrolling the area of River St. were alerted by an anonymous tipster that a man wearing a black Champion sweatshirt inside Allie's Bar was carrying a gun. The officers stopped and searched the man, later identified as Soucy, and found the revolver in his waistband, which was fully loaded. Soucy was arrested and transported to Woonsocket Police Headquarters at 242 Clinton St., according to a police report.
During processing, Soucy refused to answer questions, and officers noted his eyes appeared glossy and bloodshot. Soucy also failed a field sobriety test, according to the report. When placed in a cell, Soucy told officers they "would be sorry when I get out," according to the report, and that he was going to "cap a cop".
About 20 minutes later, Soucy broke the glass window of his cell by banging his head against it, causing a laceration officers had to transport him to Landmark Medical Center to have treated. Soucy made more threats at the hospital, according to the report, saying, "You think everything is fine, you go home with your family and sleep in your bed tonight, at least for now."
On the way back to the police department, Soucy began banging his head against the divider of the cruiser he was in, causing his head wound to bleed again, telling the officer, "I'm going to make your night a living hell. We will be in and out of the hospital all night."
Soucy's evening plans with the officer were ill-fated, however, since he had only one head, and the Woonsocket Police Department has 88 officers. Another officer relieved the first.
Police charged Soucy with carrying a pistol without a license, carrying a weapon while intoxicated, two counts of threats to public officials, all felonies, and vandalism, a misdemeanor.