AUSTIN (KXAN) - A man was charged with assault after allegedly pushing Austin's chief of police outside at downtown restaurant last week.
Chief Art Acevedo was at Eddie V's, 301 E. 5th Street, on Sept. 3, when a person recognized him and asked for his assistance removing Michael Fitzsimmons, 57, who was sleeping on the property, according to the arrest affidavit.
Acevedo, who was in plain clothes, approached Fitzsimmons and woke him up. After identifying himself as an Austin Police officer, Acevedo said Fitzsimmons stood up and pushed him in the chest.
The chief then took Fitzsimmons to the ground and detained him until officers arrived, the document said. Responding officers said the man continued to be belligerent and hostile with Acevedo when backup arrived.
Fitzsimmons was also charged with marijuana possession. His bond was set at $1,500.
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