On February 18, 2011 at approximately 1:37 am police responded to a report of an intoxicated person at the WaWa convenience store located on Highway 36 in Leonardo. Upon arrival Patrolman Joseph Ahlemeyer spoke with store employees who advised him that the subject, identified as Shawn Dyson, age 18, from Second Street in Highlands, NJ, had approached the counter to order food but instead began yelling at employees. The manager of the store requested that Dyson leave the store but he refused.
Patrolman Ahlemeyer located Dyson and asked him to exit the store. Once outside Dyson began yelling profanities and flailing his arms. Officer Ahlemeyer asked Dyson to calm down because there were other customers who were entering and exiting the store, but again he refused. Dyson was then placed under arrest.
He was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct. He was processed and released pending a court date.