Former internet star Latarian Milton arrested in Bergen County

Latarian Milton was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest/eluding after being apprehended by Upper Saddle River police last month.

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Latarian Milton (PHOTOS: WPBF 25 News, Upper Saddle River Police).

A 22-year-old man that was an internet sensation as a child was arrested last month in Bergen County, according to records obtained by Real Garden State.

Latarian Milton went viral fifteen years ago when he told a local news station in Florida “it’s fun to do bad things” after taking his grandmother’s SUV for a dangerous joyride. Last month, he was arrested following a high-risk motor vehicle stop on Route 17 North.

In 2008, WPBF 25 News reported that 7-year-old Milton ran over two mailboxes, hit two parked cars in a Costco parking lot, and struck two moving cars near a Wal-Mart. Milton said he took his grandmother’s car because he was mad at his mom and “wanted to do hood-rat stuff for my friend.” WATCH VIDEO BELOW:

On the night of February 11, 2023, Upper Saddle River cops were dispatched to 274 Route 17 North after a “physical domestic dispute” was initially reported to the Paramus Police Department via 9-1-1.

A police report detailing the incident, obtained via the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), was heavily redacted due to the New Jersey Prevention Against Domestic Violence Act. Bodycam and dashcam footage of the arrest were withheld from release for the same reason.

Based on the redacted report, all that’s known about the incident is that a red Hyundai Elantra with Florida license plates was “observed abruptly exiting” a parking lot “directly into the right lane of travel on Route 17 North.” The vehicle was stopped just south of Williams Drive in Ramsey, NJ, and Milton was “placed under arrest without further incident.”

Milton was served with two criminal complaints, 2C:12-1A(1) – Simple Assault and 2C:29-2A(2) – Resisting Arrest, and was transported to the Bergen County Jail, according to the police report.

Court records indicate Milton’s case was transferred to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, but has since been remanded back to municipal court. Additionally, the Resisting Arrest charge was downgraded to Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function.

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