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Man Trying to Spit Falls from Balcony

A 21-year-old fell from a third floor balcony at Wellington Square.

Man Trying to Spit Falls from Balcony


A 21-year-old Middletown man who fell from a balcony at Wellington Square in Newport was trying to “spit a loogie,” police reports say.

Daniel Breen, of Middletown, fell about 25 feet from a third floor balcony last Sunday, and suffered a broken nose and needed several stitches. His injuries were not life threatening.

were dispatched to Wellington Square around 2:52 a.m. for a report of a man falling. Breen was found on his back with several people trying to move him.

He was transported to .

According to reports, witnesses said they were on the balcony with Breen and had been drinking. Breen reportedly said, “Want to see me spit a loogie?” before he leaned forward and “tumbled head over heels to the ground.”

Reports estimated the fall to be between 25 to 27 feet. 

The above reports detail arrests made by the . Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.

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