Former Industry Salesperson Arrested For Assault In Maryland
Anthony Brennan, III has been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree assault after a cell phone video captured him grabbing flyers out of a young woman’s hands as she and two other teens posted the flyers along the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 1, according to various news sources. The flyers were connected with the protest on racial injustice.
The Kensington, Maryland, resident was identified through hundreds of tips received by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police after the video was widely circulated on social media. He was arrested on Friday.
Brennan had been a salesperson for Pleasanton, California-based distributor MadeToOrder since 2008. The company became aware of his involvement late Friday and his employment was immediately terminated. On Saturday, the company issued this statement regarding its actions and to reaffirm its values.
“Recently, we discovered one of our MadeToOrder employees engaged in disturbing, wrongful, and completely unacceptable behavior directed towards peaceful demonstrators. MadeToOrder has zero tolerance for this behavior, and we took immediate and decisive action, terminating the employee. This behavior does not, in any way, reflect our company’s commitment to acting with respect and compassion to everyone within our company and those in our communities. At MadeToOrder, we steadfastly strive to promote an environment that recognizes the dignity, diversity, and worth of every individual within the company and the community together with a commitment to treat one another with respect and compassion. The indefensible conduct displayed by this individual counters our company’s culture and commitments. We stand in solidarity with our black community. Black lives matter.”