(May 24, 2019) Cameron Korush Haghighat, 19 of Glenwood, Maryland, was arrested and charged after allegedly striking a police officer and another man on May 19.

Police were called to a 36th Street condominium at 9:31 p.m. because of reports of a fight. Officers found a shirtless and shouting Haghighat and another man, Farzin Fahandezsaadi attempting to calm him.

Haghighat allegedly refused police orders and pushed Fahandezsaadi in front of them. He also reportedly resisted attempts to be placed into handcuffs and was tackled by police.

Police said Haghighat appeared to be intoxicated and his “demeanor changed multiple times … from aggressively shouting insults and threats at officers, to crying and apologizing.”

Haghighat was pushed to the ground by police in order to control him. Police said he struck one officer about five times in the middle and lower portions of her body and was placed under arrest for the assault.

Police said there was damage inside of the condo, including a broken coffee table, damaged blinds and other signs of a fight. Fahandezsaadi had minor scratches on his neck, but said they were from shaving. He told police he did not feel assaulted because “he [Haghighat] could not kill me if he tried.”

Witnesses told police a fight occurred in plain view of the street and that Haghighat was the aggressor.

Haghighat was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and refusing to obey police orders. He waived his right to an attorney during an initial court appearance on May 19 and is scheduled to stand trial on June 24 at Worcester County District Court in Ocean City.

Josh Davis is an MDDC award-winning editor and reporter at the Bayside Gazette and Ocean City Today newspapers, covering Berlin and Ocean Pines, Maryland. He is the author of three novels, including 'Vanishing is the Last Art' (2012). He lives in Berlin.

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