A North Andover man has been charged with assaulting a police officer after causing a scene at
said they received a call on Friday afternoon from an employee at the shop reporting that a man they'd had trouble with -- Kaveh Kowsari, 28, of 27 Coachmans Lane -- kept coming back inside the store asking people for a ride. The employee called again and said Kowsari was disgruntled and that police may need backup.
Officers Michael Gilligan and John McEvoy went to the scene and tried to subdue Kowsari. Kowsari then allegedly elbowed Officer Gilligan in the chest.
Kowsari is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery of a police officer.
This wasn't Kowsari's first run-in with police. In late 2010, after allegedly threatening landscapers with a fake gun.