Cops: Former NHL Player Sean Avery Arrested for Throwing Stuff at Cars in Southampton

Sean Avery mugshot
Sean Avery. Photo credit: Southampton Village Police Department

Former pro hockey player Sean Avery was arrested last week in Southampton after he threw objects at passing vehicles on Prospect Street, according to authorities.

Police did not specify what objects Avery, who played for The New York Rangers among other NHL teams, was throwing. Southampton Village police said they received a complaint on the afternoon of September 29 that someone was throwing things at cars.

“Upon arrival, police observed Mr. Avery actually throwing an object at a passing motorist,” police said in a press release. “When the officer approached Mr. Avery to question him as to why he threw an object at the passing motorist, Mr. Avery became angry and hostile toward the officer and denied throwing anything.”

Police interviewed a number of motorists who reported things were thrown at their vehicles, and Avery was arrested September 30.

Avery, 35, of Southampton, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. Police said Avery had oxycodone and acetaminophen and on him when he was arrested.

After posting $500 stationhouse bail, Avery was released and is due to appear back in Southampton Village Justice Court on October 26.


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