Business Owner Threatened After Parking Squabble

OCEAN CITY — A New York man was arrested on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges last weekend after being asked to move his vehicle from a midtown restaurant parking lot and allegedly making threats against the owner.

Around 9:30 p.m. last Friday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer was approached by a restaurant owner who advised there were several people parking their vehicles in his parking lot that were not patrons. The owner told police he wanted their vehicles removed from his parking lot.

The officer and the business owner approached the individuals and asked them to remove their vehicles and gave them trespass warnings. The business owner told one of the individuals, identified as Alexander Savicevic, 25, of Beechhurst, N.Y., along with a female companion that if they weren’t going to buy anything from his business, they would have to leave the property.

According to police reports, Savicevic continued to stay on the property. The officer then ordered Savicevic to leave the property if they weren’t going to purchase anything from the business.

About a half an hour later, OCPD Communications received a call reporting a man in the parking lot of the same business who had a handgun and was threatening the owner. OCPD officers responded and met with the business owner again, who told police Savicevic was back in the parking lot and that several people had told him Savicevic was looking to beat him up.

According to police reports, one witness told the business owner Savicevic had a handgun in the small of his back. Another witness told the business owner Savicevic put a black glove on his right had and had said he was looking for the business owner to “take care of him,” according to police reports.

OCPD officers located Savicevic and his female companion in the parking lot and detained them. After confirming the couple had never purchased anything from the business, OCPD officers arrested Savicevic for trespassing.

During a search incident to the arrest, OCPD officers located a black glove with a plastic covering simulating brass knuckles in Savicevic’s back pocket. Officers later interviewed another suspect who told police he heard Savicevic say he wanted to cause bodily harm to the business owner for being kicked off the property.

Savicevic was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.