Police: Woman, Slapped by Man at Diner, Runs Off, Bangs on Car Window, Yelling for Help

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A woman at Driftwood Diner,  struck in the face by a man she was in a relationship with, ran down the Post Road late Wednesday night and at one point knocked on the window of a car and yelled for help, Darien police said.

According to police, the 63-year-old Norwalk man who struck her denied that the confrontation was physical. Police charged him nevertheless.

Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Police were called by the driver called them at 10:09 p.m. to tell them about the woman yelling for help. She had left on foot, going east on the Post Road.

Officers went to the diner at 171 Post Road, where hey spoke with the man. He said the argument between him and the woman had been broken up by a third party, and the woman then left. He didn’t know what direction she had gone.

Police found the woman at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 71 Post Road. She told them that the altercation turned physical and the man had slapped her on the face. She then left, and she recalled banging on the car window and asking for help.

Police issued a misdemeanor summons to the man, charging him with disorderly conduct. He reported to state Superior Court in Norwalk on Jan. 31. His next court date is March 15. No plea has been entered nor lawyer listed in his case records, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.