Two men arrested in Lakeland for pelting eggs at a police lieutenant

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 22:05:00-04

Two men were arrested on Tuesday for pelting eggs at a Lakeland police lieutenant as he was on his afternoon bike ride.

Lieutenant Michael Lewis had opted to go biking during his lunch break when suddenly an egg struck the back of his neck.

A car had been tailing Lt. Lewis before the passenger threw an egg, and the car then drove off. Lewis attempted to tail the car, but was not able to keep up on his bike. He called other off-duty officers to let them know what had just manifested. 

Officers from the Lakeland Police Department responded to the call. They tracked down the maroon Dodge Stratus. Hunter Jones, 18, was in the driver's seat, and John Stone, 27, was in the passenger's.

There was an edible egg in between Jones' legs and two cartoons of eggs on the passenger floorboard. Marijuana was also found in the car, but neither man admitted to owning the drug.

When asked who threw the egg at the bicyclist, Stone replied: "I did".

Lt. Lewis told ABC Action News that while he says this is not a harmless case... He does have a sense of humor about it.

He went on to say that his buddies have been making jokes such as "breakfast is on you" and "that was an egg-selent arrest".

Stone was arrested for battery, possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Jones was arrested for culpable negligence, possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.