Police: Darien Woman Served Up a Misdemeanor Summons After Hitting Fellow Household Member With a Spoon

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A 62-year-old resident of Allen O’Neil Drive received a misdemeanor ticket after neighbors complained to police about noise coming from her apartment and she admitted to hitting a member of her household repeatedly with a spoon, police said.

Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:

Police were called to the home at 6:54 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17 (or possibly Thursday, July 19 — see the last paragraph of this article) when a neighbor complained about hearing what police described as a “commotion” in the residence.

One neighbor told police of hearing the victim say “Stop hitting me, you always hit me and then say you’re sorry.” Another person gave a similar account of what was heard.

The victim said an argument had taken place about someone being at work on time. The victim initially denied that anything violent had happened, but later said that the woman had hit the victim on the victim’s hand with a wooden spoon.

The woman admitted that she had struck the victim on the victim’s legs with a plastic spoon.

The woman was charged with disorderly conduct and issued a summons to appear July 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

In domestic violence cases, summons to appear in court are given for the next available day in court — either the next day, or on Monday if police issue the ticket over the weekend. The Darien police announcement, however, said the incident occurred on July 17.

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