Man says Portsmouth officer assaulted him in McDonald’s parking lot

Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 11:08:02-05

Chesapeake, Va. - Dylan Fell was dating woman and met her in a McDonald's parking lot.

Moments later, a Portsmouth police officer arrived.

“She got in.  About two minutes into it, a blue car pulled in behind me to block me in and pulled up really fast, and I looked in the rear view mirror, and I said,  ‘Who is that?’ And she said, ‘Oh, that's my husband,’” says Fell.

He says he thought his date was separated from her husband, and surely didn't know the husband was an officer. But what happened led to charges and a complaint against police Sergeant Robert Huntington.

Fell says the sergeant tried to yank him out of his truck and arrest him for no reason.

“By that time, he reached through the window with both hands and grabs my shirt like this, and tries to pull me out this window. When he had grip of me, he took his left hand and hit me in my crotch, reaches for what I thought was a gun and I'm scared for my life and I take off,” says Fell.

Hours later, Dylan filed an assault report with Chesapeake police and then went to Portsmouth police to file an internal affairs complaint.

Portsmouth police would not tell NewsChannel 3 anything about Sergeant Robert Huntington, except that he is on paid leave. He is facing assault charges, but is still working for the department.