(May 24, 2019) A couple were arrested and charged separately on May 18 after a woman apparently passed out in a T-shirt bin and her boyfriend reportedly interfered with a police investigation into how she got there.

According to a police report, officers were flagged down at 8 p.m. by a Boardwalk shop manager, who said customers reported that a woman had passed out in a T-shirt bin just outside of the store.

The woman, later identified as Mollie Blondell Quinn, 26 of Stevensville, was found lying inside a bin. Emergency services personnel were called and police started to investigate how Quinn end up in the T-shirts.

While EMS were treating the woman, her boyfriend, Joseph John Garrity III, 31 of Centerville, tried several times to escort Quinn away from the scene, said police, who added that Garrity was told to desist but that he persisted.

Eventually, Garrity, who was said to have been intoxicated, was escorted from the area.

Police said Quinn also appeared to have been drinking and unable to answer basic questions.

Garrity was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing and hindering an investigation, while Quinn was charged with disorderly conduct. Both waived their right to an attorney during an initial court appearance on May 19 and are 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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