Fur-sellers charged with tossing bleach at protest

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Posted: Dec 29, 2014 5:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say three fur-sellers tossed bleach and ammonia from a New York City roof onto animal rights activists below.

Lawrence Andrews, Luis Justino and David Haber are charged with reckless endangerment, harassment and criminal mischief. According to a criminal complaint, the three men went to the top of a six-story Manhattan building and dumped bleach at an anti-fur protest happening on the street.

Prosecutors say the bleach struck at least one baby stroller and a few pedestrians. Police say two of the men were caught inside the building with garbage bags reeking of cleaning fluid.

The men were arrested Dec. 20. They were released and told to appear on Jan. 26. Gregory Gomez, an attorney for Justino, says his client denies any involvement in the incident and the allegations are unproven.