Around 9am on Monday, 37-year-old Alexander Robles was outside the Jewish Community Center in Hartford with silver paint on his face. Allegedly, he was knocking on car windows, pulling door handles and yelling at people. Other witnesses say he was standing with his pants pulled down. Police found him with two cans of spray paint in a plastic bag.
“He was not in a good frame of mind,” said Lt Jeremy Clark, which is funny to me since, when I get high on paint, I generally carry on an aggressive yet civil debate on the intricacies of global politics while baking scones as part of my volunteer work with the elderly.
A nearby daycare was put on lock-down since they hadn’t booked ‘Skippy the Pickle-Swinging Clown’ that day. Robles told arresting officers he didn’t know how he ended up in the parking lot and was simply trying to ask for a ride. I won’t question his intentions; maybe he really was asking for a ride, but the noises that likely came out of him could have easily sounded like he was looking for children to eat.
Robles was on probation at the time of the arrest, which came just four days after he finished his time for a previous probation violation, which, so on and so forth, stems from a 2002 case involving burglary and sexual assault. This wasn’t his first inhalant-related arrest, either. Robles was picked up at a video store in 1999, harassing customers while high on paint.Tags: Alexander Robles, Connecticut, Crime, Huffing, paint, Sex Offender