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Massachusetts man charged with assault of 23-year-old on Myrtle Beach street

A Massachusetts man was charged with assault after a 23-year-old man said he threw a traffic cone at his vehicle, broke a mirror on the vehicle and then fought with him, according to a police report.

Benjamin E. Conroy, 27, of Georgetown, Mass., was charged with third-degree assault and battery after police were called to the area of Robert Grissom Parkway and Seahawk Way about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The man told police he was driving along Grissom Parkway when Conroy threw an orange traffic cone into the road in front of his vehicle, according to the report. When the man slowed down to go around the cone, he said Conroy walked in front of the vehicle and chest bumped the front of his truck while yelling.

The man said Conroy then knocked the driver’s side mirror off the vehicle, so the man stopped and got out of the vehicle, according to the report. The man said Conroy tried to assault him and when he was unable to hurt the man ran into a nearby wooded area.

The man said he called police and followed Conroy. The man said Conroy attacked him and bit his arm, which caused a cut, according to the report. Police arrived and took Conroy into custody.