Former Newark Mayor Mugged, Suspect Arrested While Asking Police For a Free Train Ride

20-year-old said he wanted to meet his parole officer


The man suspected of mugging the former mayor of New Jersey's largest city asked two police officers for help before he got arrested.

Twenty-year-old Alhaseez Williams is accused of putting former Newark Mayor Sharpe James in a chokehold and stealing a gold necklace in Newark, N.J., on Thursday. James wasn't injured.