A 27-year-old Garden City, NY man argued and tussled with employees at Darien Social on Sunday, June 28, then got into a confrontation with police before they arrested him, police said.
Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court):
At 1:57 a.m., police were called to the bar/restaurant at 10 Center St., where employees told them the man had started altercations and was told to leave. He left and came back, yelling and screaming at the employees who told him to leave.
He demanded that they give him back his keys. They didn’t have them.
He shoved an employee and employees brought him to the ground as they tried to control him. Then he left the bar. Employees told police they didn’t want to press charges.
At some point before police arrived, the man told police, he had been involved in a fight outside the establishment with some patrons. A police spokesman had no information about when in the series of confrontations this particular one was said to have occurred.
When police arrived, the man was outside Darien Social. As they spoke with him, the man raised his voice and approached an officer, who pushed him back twice to keep his distance. The suspect then tried to run away, but the officer grabbed him and brought him to the ground. The man had his car keys in his hand at that point.
The man was then handcuffed and arrested on charges of second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer. He remained belligerent has police took him to Police Headquarters.
His sister posted $500 bond. He’s scheduled to appear July 10 in state Superior Court in Stamford.