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Monroe Man Sets Fire to TV for Dying in This Week's OMG PD

Arrests and investigations from Stamford, Fairfield County and beyond.

Monroe Man Sets Fire to TV for Dying in This Week's OMG PD

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A Monroe man was arrested after allegedly throwing a tantrum when his TV set blew out. Police said he took the TV outside, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire, then tried to tackle a police officer when police and firefighters arrived at his house. While being arrested, police alleged the man had a strong odor of alcoholic on him and was screaming and kicking the window of the police cruiser, threatening to kick it out.

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A dispute over access to a parking spot led Greenwich Police to the discovery of several guns inside the home of the man they say threatened his neighbor after pulling a handgun from his holster, according to police.

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Police said a female employee of Target's cash drawers were short on numerous occasions while she worked at the store in the Westfield Trumbull Mall. , police said.

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A Darien man with a scrap metal pile in his yard to which friends and neighbors would occasionally add called police — who then called the Stamford bomb squad — when two grenades were discovered among the discarded metal. The grenades were determined to be duds.

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A delivery driver dropping off packages to a Norwalk CVS store had his GPS unit stolen out of his truck while he was delivering pallets.

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A Shelton man was arrested in Fairfield after he allegedly wrecked a Cumberland Farms bathroom in town, police said. The 19-year-old was reportedly intoxicated when he jumped out of his friend's moving vehicle on I-95 and journeyed to the gas station, where police said he wreaked $800 worth of damage.

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After nearly hitting a Middlebury cop with his pickup truck, police said a man led officers on a car chase in which he drove the wrong way on a highway.

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