Out of State Motorist Attacked by Two Homeless Pedestrians in Downtown Portland


The Incident Happened Several Blocks From the Longfellow Statute. Portland.

On Friday, January 22, 2021, at 12:22 pm., a man driving a car with a Vermont license plate had stopped in the area of 656 Congress Street when he was attacked by a man and a woman after they yelled at him that he shouldn’t be in the State.

Nathaniel Glavin (DOB 6-20-1979) and Vanessa Lazaro (7-26-1998), both homeless, yelled at the man before attacking him and then damaging his car.  The man was not seriously hurt during the attack.

Witnesses called the police as the man retreated back to his car.  The suspects tried to pull him out of the car and fled before officers arrived on the scene.  Lazaro was located a short distance away and when she was placed into the back of a police car, she tried to destroy a bag containing a combination of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine by eating it.  She is still being treated at Maine Medical Center and will be taken to the Cumberland County Jail when she is released.

Glavin returned to the area a short time later and he was also arrested.  After his arrest, a witness told officers that he had put something in the bumper of a nearby car.  Officers located Xanax, Oxycodone, crack cocaine and $2800. cash inside a bag found hidden in the bumper.  Glavin was arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Jail.

His bail was set at $10,000.