Former Police Officer Arrested After Handing Out Religious Material at Monmouth Mall

The retired Long Branch police officer was charged with trespassing, according to the Christian News Network.

A former Long Branch police officer was arrested at the Monmouth Mall and charged with trespassing this past week after security asked him to stop handing out religious materials, according to a story on the Christian News Network.

The report states that David Wells, a retired Long Branch Police corporal, told officers he had right to distribute materials at the mall and has done so over the past year. Security told him he must leave because the mall is privately owned.

Wells pleaded not guilty in municipal court on Nov. 9 and will face trial on Dec. 5., according to the article. 

Fred A. Blumberg November 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Kiosk operators sign a lease, pay rent, pay a cam fee, and a percentage of sales, they also carry INSURANCE. I agree they are annoying but thats SALES, and it is a B class mall, looking to create assets and protect them, the Mall itsef is a business venture, a large one, that needs to follow rules, if rules are broken one is asked to correct the behavior, it is a simple way to prevent chaos.
emerson.d.boozer November 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM
I think they should bring in a flock of Hari Krishnas from L.A.X. just to give perspective to these bible thumpers position. I applaud the man, better a Follower than a head cracker, never too late to see the light.
Dave Wells January 20, 2014 at 12:37 PM
We are finally here! Court is this week, THURSDAY, January 23rd, 2014. I covet the prayers of the saints! To God be the glory!
George Murphy January 20, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Hi David - I am still in the loop, here! I have no problem with the opposing opinions because they are free to sound off as well. I hope that you will understand my posts as being along the lines of pragmatism, however. Peter once said, following his arrest, "We must listen to God and not to men." My advice is always that we live out our good examples to the world, rather than to force ourselves on the same. With this in mind, people will decide for themselves. The Lord never twisted anyone's arm to do His will. Court will be another step, and, an additional opportunity to evangelize.
George Murphy January 20, 2014 at 01:09 PM
By the way, good luck, blessings and keep it up!


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