A Canada man who police say acted in an aggressive manner toward an officer during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 6, was arrested on several charges as a direct result of his alleged behavior.

Gary R. Ross, 42, of Robichaud Settlement, N.B. was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and operating under the influence after he reportedly caught the attention of police when he pulled up in front of the police station on Church Street just after 2 a.m.

Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said an officer who was patrolling on foot initially noticed Ross as he parked his vehicle, took out a cell phone and appeared to be agitated with the tech tool.

“He looked like he was having some difficulty dialing his cell phone,” said Cunningham.

When the officer approached Ross to see if everything was all right, Ross reportedly made a comment that was confrontational in nature.

“[Ross] said, ‘It’s going to take more than what you’ve got here,'” said Cunningham.

That exchange continued for a few moments, after which Cunningham said Ross exited the vehicle and “came at” the officer.

The officer instructed Ross to back up, and according to Cunningham, Ross retorted, “No, you back up.”

Initially the officer had no intention of arresting Ross, but Cunningham said the Canada man became increasingly loud and confrontational even after the officer asked him to calm down, so he was eventually detained.

And Ross’ behavior did not settle down even after he was placed inside the cruiser for his ride to the Waldo County Jail.

“He kept smashing his head on the cruiser window,” said Cunningham.

Ross is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, Aug. 7.