Occupy Wall Street hooligan Brandon Watts’Â head was injured while resistingÂ arrest. He has been charged with grand larceny and assault.
Yesterday was not the first time Brandon Watts has had a run in with the law. He has been arrested four other times since September 24. In fact he was so proud of his criminal activities, he bragged about them to a Daily News reporter on October 1.
Brandon Watts, whose bloody face was pictured on the front page of Friday’s Daily News, was the first person to set up a residential tent inside the park, a fellow protester said.
“He’s been here since week one,” said the protester, who did not want to use his name. “He was one of the guys who started the whole tent thing.”
He said Watts, of Philadelphia, Pa., put together his tent a day after Jesse Jackson helped protect a medical tent from being dismantled on Oct. 17.
On Thursday, Watts stood atop a wall inside Zuccotti Park and tossed objects — including a AAA battery — at cops standing outside the barricade along Liberty St., police said.
Suddenly, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound Watts charged the officers and snatched a hat off the head of a deputy inspector, cops said.
Cops caught him as he ran back into the park, but he began to fight back, police said. He was wrestled to the ground and busted his head on the concrete, causing a gash to gush blood down his face.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and later charged with assault and grand larceny.
It wasn’t the first time Watts tussled with cops since the Occupied Wall Street movement began downtown.
He has been arrested four times since Sept. 24 for resisting arrest, loitering in disguise, escaping from a prisoner van and stealing orange mesh fencing, police said.
He even bragged about some of the arrests to a Daily News reporter on Oct. 1.
“I got loose from them and I ran and I knocked down the barricades as much as I could,” he said of one collar.
Here is raw video of Watts resisting arrest.
Yet another Occupy Wall Street martyrdom legend/propaganda torn to shreds…