Police arrest protester who busted semi windshield with traffic cone

Police in Richmond, Virginia, say that they arrested a person who damaged a semi truck with a traffic cone during a protest activity.

On Friday morning, the Richmond Police Department (RPD) announced several charges that came after a Thursday night protest in the downtown Richmond area.

According to RPD, at 11:30 p.m., “RPD officers observed Kevin M. Beecher throw a traffic cone at an occupied tractor trailer, traveling through the intersection of W Broad and N Henry streets. The cone damaged the windshield (photo attached). Beecher then fled on foot, which resulted in a short pursuit. He was apprehended a block away at W Broad and N Monroe streets.”

RPD said that Beecher was charged with inciting a riot, throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle, destruction of property, and pedestrian in roadway.

They also shared a photo of several of the items found on his person following the arrest.

RPD also said that they wrote 10 summonses for various traffic offenses to include reckless driving and served two outstanding misdemeanor warrants during the Thursday night protests.