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Cops: Stamford Man Punched Horn-Honking Car

The man allegedly struck a vehicle with his fist and then drove away from the scene.

Cops: Stamford Man Punched Horn-Honking Car


A 59-year-old Stamford man was arrested following a road-rage incident in which he allegedly punched the vehicle of someone honking a horn at him, police said Tuesday.

Richard Early, of Crystal Lake Rd., was exiting the Ridgeway Shopping Center on Summer Street when police said someone began honking at him. Early allegedly exited his vehicle and began going car-to-car down the line behind him asking who had beeped, police said. 

When Early finally found the culprit, police said he allegedly punched the vehicle, leaving a dent in the door, then returned to his own vehicle as the light turned green and drove away.

The man whose car he allegedly struck followed Early to another parking lot and attempted to block him in after calling authorities, police said. Early was able to maneuver around the blockade, but police were able to track down Early's address after receiving his license plate information.

Upon arriving at Early's home, he allegedly told officers to leave as they had no jurisdiction over him because the incident in question occurred on private property.

Early was placed under arrest and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace. He was released on a $500 bond.


Other Arrests

Brendan G. Reeves, 31, of Washington Blvd., was charged Tuesday morning with evading responsibility in a motor vehicle while causing property damage or injury and failure to carry the proper operating license for allegely striking a pedestrian in a cross walk at Washington Blvd. and Main St. with his vehicle and then driving away.

Jeffrey Maldonado, 23, of Revere Dr., was charged Monday evening with with evading responsibility in a motor vehicle while causing property damage or injury, intefering with police/resisting, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influenceof drugs or alcohol and two-counts failure toobey traffic control signals.

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