A 63-year-old TSA agent was pulled over on July 27 by the South Windsor Police and issued a misdemeanor summons for using his vehicle to harass or intimidate. According to an article in The Hartford Courant, the man allegedly harassed a slow driver he was stuck behind by honking his horn and flashing his TSA badge.
The woman driving in front of him says she was frightened by his actions, and called the police. He claims she was driving 30 mph in a 40 mph zone.
TSA agents do not have any authority on public roads, and cannot pull people over.
In a scene reminiscent of Austin Powers, a man fleeing from Norwalk Police was apprehended when he tried to turn his car around in a space that was too small.
According to a July 28 article in The Stamford Advocate, the 29-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 71-year-old passerby, hitting him in the head with a rock. He then fled the scene in his car as a woman called the police.
Shortly after, an officer spotted the suspect in a driveway and ordered him to stop his car, but the suspect backed up into him instead. Then, attempting to escape, he tried to turn his car around but was stuck between a concrete wall and the foundation of a home.
He was then tasered multiple times and arrested.
On July 27 in Litchfield, a 10-year-old boy was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Police were responding to a complaint of “an out-of-control juvenile armed with a stick attempting to break the windows to the house.”
Super Smash Brother
In Middletown, a man was arrested July 27 and charged with breach of peace after he was seen smashing his own car with a pick axe.
According to The Middletown Press, the man was angry because his recently purchased car was having mechanical problems. Although he owned the car, police arrested him because it was in a public parking lot, and his behavior had created enough alarm for a nearby resident to call 911.
Want Coke With That?
A co-owner of a popular grinder shop in Hartford’s South End was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison for selling as much as 22 pounds of cocaine, according to a July 28 article in The Hartford Courant.
During the trials, the defendant’s lawyers argued he should be given a lenient sentence due to his “extremely low range of intellectual functioning.” The prosecutors did not buy it, arguing that he was smart enough to run a successful business and become one of the city’s biggest drug dealers.
Respect Your Elders
In Norwalk, a 20-year-old man was arrested charged with second-degree breach of peace and assault on a victim over 60 years old.
The arrest followed an argument between the older man and a group of young men, which began with the young men spitting on the senior citizen’s front step, according to a July 29 article in The Stamford Advocate. The 71-year-old then told them to stop, and threatened to defecate on their porch if they did not. When they did not stop, he approached them with an aluminum baseball bat, and during the ensuing struggle, he was hit in the head with his own bat.
All of the information contained in the Advocate's police blotter comes from police reports or officials, or has been shamelessly swiped from other published accounts. Individuals charged have not been independently investigated by the Advocate. All those arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.