A 61-year-old man whose anger apparently stemmed from a sawn-off tree branch was arrested after he was accused of purposefully bumping into a neighbor, according to police.
Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
The neighbor was moving out of his home on Beach Drive, but when the moving van came down the street, a branch was in the way. One of the movers sawed off the branch, but the 61-year-old man came outside and yelled at him for doing it.
Not long afterward, the neighbor was standing in the roadway when the 61-year-old walked out of his front door at a rapid pace. The man came directly at him and used his shoulder to strike the neighbor.
Police were called, and a witness agreed with the neighbor’s account. The 61-year-old denied that he came into contact with the neighbor as he walked by.
All this was reported to police on July 23. Police applied for and received an arrest warrant charging the man with breach of peace. On Aug. 20, the 61-year-old turned himself in at Police Headquarters. He was released on a promise to appear Sept. 24 in state Superior Court in Stamford.