BRISTOL – A New Britain man involved in a bizarre incident in Hartford on Friday, in which he allegedly danced atop his car naked in public following a motor vehicle accident, has been charged by Bristol police with selling narcotics.
Najee Amatur-Rahim, 33, is facing two counts of sale of narcotics. The charges date back to a drug investigation in Bristol last summer into the alleged sale of crack cocaine.
In Bristol Superior Court on Monday, during Amatur-Rahim’s arraignment, officials said he allegedly sold crack twice while being watched by police. The warrants in the two cases have been ordered sealed by a judge.
Court officials said Amatur-Rahim has two prior sale of drug convictions, including an arrest in connection with a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. He could face stiffer penalties if he is treated as a persistent offender, according to officials.
According to Hartford police, Amatur-Rahim was involved in a motor vehicle accident Friday afternoon and evaded the scene, later crashing into a fence at a 7-Eleven on Park Street in Hartford. He then, Hartford police said, got on top of his car with no clothes on and began dancing. Hartford police believe he was under the influence of PCP - a drug that sometimes makes users very warm, causing them to shed their clothing.
Amatur-Rahim was taken into custody and found with PCP and marijuana, Hartford police said. He was taken to Hartford Hospital and turned over to Bristol police upon his release. He has not yet been charged in the Hartford incident.
Amatur-Rahim is being held on $150,000 bond and is due back in court in Bristol on July 7.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.