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Lake Como Tavern Owner Facing Aggravated Assault Charge

Police: Thomas McCann assaulted a man who had urinated on his tavern

McCann's Tavern, Lake Como. Courtesy: McCann's Tavern Facebook page.
McCann's Tavern, Lake Como. Courtesy: McCann's Tavern Facebook page.

The owner of McCann's Tavern is charged with allegedly assaulting a man at the tavern at 1704 Main St., Lake Como, police said Tuesday afternoon.

Thomas McCann, 52, was charged with third degree aggravated assault after police saw him allegedly "physically assaulting" a man who had allegedly urinated on the outside of the tavern, police said.

Police were called to the scene at 5:21 p.m. Jan. 5.

"Lake Como Police were dispatched to a call of a male subject urinating on the building of McCann’s Tavern," says a prepared statement from the police department. 

"When officers arrived at the scene, they observed an assault taking place. Thomas McCann, 52, the owner, was physically assaulting the subject who had urinated on the building. The victim had to be transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center and be treated for head trauma."

Police filed the charged after a "detailed investigation," bail was set at $15,000, with 10 percent and McCann posted bail and was released, police said.

The other man, Patrick Degano, 49, was charged with urinating in public, police said.


charlie January 14, 2014 at 02:27 PM
It's legal to piss on someone else's property in South Belmar, isn't it?
Jools January 14, 2014 at 04:44 PM
Residents of lake Como are tired of bums disrespecting this town. It's about time someone comes down on these fleas! Jools
Dame Bridgid February 18, 2014 at 09:08 AM
I understand the man's feelings totally, but losing his temper was not wise. He can now be sued by this piece of scum. Personally; I would have given the creep a choice of scrubbing the wall clean(In this weather that would be a real punishment) or facing criminal charges.

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