Barrington police responded to the area outside the Shaw’s Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center last week for a panhandler on the premises.
The call was received at about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, and officers arrived at the scene a short time later. They reportedly located the man outside the Shaw’s and could immediately smell a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Police said the man also appeared to be staggering badly.
The 55-year-old East Providence was later transported to an area hospital for evaluation. He was not charged.