A Freeport man has been accused of trying to break down a Roosevelt woman’s door with a pitchfork, fleeing on a stolen bicycle and being caught with marijuana.

Nassau County police said Michael Brown tried to break into the Forest Avenue home of the 58-year-old victim using the landscaping tool shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Police noted that the two know each other, but did not disclose the nature of their relationship.

Officers responded and quickly apprehended the 39-year-old suspect riding a bicycle that had been reported stolen earlier the same day, police said.

He was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana at the time.

The pitchfork was recovered and no injuries were reported.


Brown was charged with attempted burglary, unlawful possession marijuana and criminal possession of stolen property.

He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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