Man arrested in pepper spraying incident lost savings in carnival game last year
Henry Gribbohm lost $2,600 trying to win an XBox Kinect game system for his kids at a carnival game called “Tubs of Fun” in April 2013. He told police when he complained to carnival management that he believed the game was rigged, he received $600 in cash and a giant banana with dreadlocks.
Police said they went to Grove Street about 5 p.m. for a report of a man harassing some neighbors. They found an intoxicated Gribbohm standing outside in front of a Grove Street building.
Five hours later, however, police received another report of a fight. Katharine Brown, 43, and her son, Nathan Brown, 20, both of 279 Grove St., told police Gribbohm walked down a rear alley to their home and picked a fight with Nathan Brown.
The beer bottle missed, but police said Brown felt and showed the full effects of the pepper spray.
Gribbohm was arrested and charged with simple assault and possession of marijuana after, police said, he was searched and the drug was found on him.
A police prosecutor, who said Gribbohm has an 11-page criminal history, requested $1,000 cash/surety bail on the new charges. Grobbohm objected, saying: “I just don’t believe setting a cash bail is appropriate. I would like to have personal recognizance bail.”