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Man arrested for hitting pedestrian after fleeing friends of urinator

Man arrested for hitting pedestrian after fleeing friends of urinator

A Rotterdam man has been arrested after police claim he struck a pedestrian with a car as he fled a

A Rotterdam man has been arrested after police claim he struck a pedestrian with a car as he fled a group of men that had attacked him for confronting a man urinating on his grandmother’s home.

According to police, Anthony Calandra, 30, of John Alden Lane, Rotterdam, intervened at about 11 p.m. Friday when someone urinated on his grandmother’s 1223 Congress St. home.

Police said Calandra fled the scene after a brief fight because he may have feared that a nearby group of the urinating man’s friends could have overpowered him.

The pedestrian struck by the vehicle suffered minor injuries, police said. Calandra was charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, according to Police Lt. Brian Kilcullen.

He was treated for his injuries and released on an appearance ticket. Calandra is due in court on Monday to face the charge.

Police are still looking for the man who urinated on the home. He could be ticketed for urinating in public and faces a possible assault charge for punching Calandra, police said.

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