'McLovin' admits to stealing from SNHU dorm rooms, injuring officer
HOOKSETT — A Massachusetts man turned himself into police Monday after an April incident where he allegedly took money and cellphones from dorm rooms and injured a police officer at Southern New Hampshire University in April.
The Union-Leader reported Gunnar McKenzie, 18, now faces four charges: simple assault, resisting arrest, tampering with a witness and criminal mischief.
McKenzie and an unidentified male reportedly raided dorm rooms April 10, snatching $410 in cash and cell phones. Police reviewed surveillance video and Hooksett Police Lt. Michael Labrecque later recognized the two and gave chase. During the chase, McKenzie allegedly slammed the door on Labrecque, causing significant swelling to the officer's left ring and pinky fingers, police said.
McKenzie and the other male were eventually stopped and were questioned by Labrecque and officers from the Manchester Police Department. McKenzie and the other man identified themselves as Connor McLovin', a fictional character from the 2007 movie "Superbad."
McKenzie was not arrested at that time, but told by police that a warrant for him would be forthcoming.
The charge of tampering with a witness came after the incident, when McKenzie allegedly texted one victim who had money stolen. McKenzie reportedly said that he would send to the victim money and asked him to not press charges against him.
He will be arraigned June 28. McKenzie and the other unidentified male are reportedly not students at the school.