Teen Threatens Peer At Middletown Baskeball Court, Breaks Bike: Police

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    A Middletown teenager is accused of breaking someone's bicycle and threatening to beat the person up, according to police.

    Tylon Savon Hardy, 19, of Middletown, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and threatening.

    The incident occurred at McCarthy Park on Hotchkiss Street at 6 p.m. while the victim was playing basketball.

    Hardy and his cousin told the victim that they intended to take the bike and Hardy said that "if he (Hardy's cousin) wants the bike, he can have the bike), the victim told police He then approached the victim "in a fighting stance" and threatened to beat him, the victim told police.

    When the victim said he intended to call police, Hardy threatened him and threw his bike against a bench three to five times, the victim told police. The bike had a broken chain, a bent wheel and a missing basket, police said.

    Police found Hardy near the intersection of Main and Green streets and took him into custody after the victim positively identified him.

    Police held Hardy at the police department on a $10,000 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 27.

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