Man accused of starting fire outside Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue

GREENWICH, CT – A 26-year-old man from Greenwich is charged with starting a fire outside Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue and throwing a hot drink at officers who answered the call, police say .

Samuel Graff was arrested on December 10 and charged with reckless arson; disruptive / resistant agents; assault on a public security / ambulance / transit / health officer; second degree breach of the peace; and disorderly conduct.

According to an arrest report, Greenwich police responded to Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. on December 10 following a report of a man causing unrest outside the store.

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Officers determined that Graff “recklessly started a small fire along the edge of the building,” according to the arrest report. Police said Graff resisted arrest and entered the road and blocked traffic.

Police said Graff threw a hot drink “at an officer’s head and also threw several punches with his fist closed” before being “taken into safe custody”.

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Graff was unable to post a $ 25,000 bond. He was summoned to court on December 24 in Stamford, according to his arrest report.

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