Newark

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

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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.