Hearing set for man arrested over stopping car

BROOKLINE – A hearing is set for Wednesday in the case of a Northborough, Mass., man who last month was reported to police as “a suspicious person” for allegedly jumping into a passing car.

Police Chief William Quigley III said police received a call around 1 p.m. on June 23 saying a man had knocked on a resident’s door, near the former Ladd’s convenience store, asking to use the phone.

Quigley said the resident advised the man to use the pay phone at Ladd’s. Shortly after, Milford police reported that Robert McAllister, 46, of Northborough, jumped into the road, causing a van to stop, then jumped into the vehicle’s passenger seat.

McAllister threatened to kill himself, according to police reports.

“Milford police stopped him and arrested him for disorderly conduct,” Quigley said.

According to a recent article in the Milford Cabinet, Milford police did not find a weapon on McAllister, who was charged with reckless conduct and creating a false public alarm. McAllister was transported to the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

– HATTIE BERNSTEIN