Stamford man arrested for allegedly taking $2 from tip jar, resisting arrest in Darien

Kevin Oshea

An allegedly intoxicated Stamford man was arrested on Friday, Sept. 14,  by Darien Police after police said he was accused of stealing change from a Dunkin Donuts tip jar and resisting arrest.

Officers were dispatched to Dunkin’ Donuts for the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, the staff identified Kevin Oshea, 58,  as being the individual involved with the disturbance. Officer immediately observed that Oshea appeared intoxicated. An MTA officer was already on scene.

Kevin Oshea, 58,  of Ardsley Road in Stamford, was charged with sixth degree larceny, interfering with an officer, and breach of peace after staff reported he entered the establishment, came to the counter, and began to remove change from the tip jar.

Staff reported approximately $2 in change and placed it in his pocket. In addition, Oshea had ordered food and when presented with it, stated he was refusing to pay for it, police said.

When officers attempted to speak with Oshea about the incident, he became agitated and attempted to push the MTA Officer, police said. Officers physically restrained Oshea, and attempted to handcuff him. Oshea continued to resist and use profanity/racial slurs towards officers (in the presence of bystanders), but was eventually handcuffed, police said. After being handcuffed and put in a seated position on the ground, Oshea continued to try and kick officers, police said.

Oshea was ultimately transported to headquarters where he was processed for the above charges.

During a routine search of Oshea, $1.99 in loose change was found in his pocket.