Alleged assault on ex-girlfriend leads to arrest of Bridgeport man
Updated 3:45 pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
FAIRFIELD — A Bridgeport man, ticketed earlier Sunday for a disturbance outside the Sky Hookah Lounge, ended up in custody for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Police got a call about an assault in progress in the parking lot of the Andros Diner on Villa Avenue around 5:30 a.m. They allege that George Rivera, 28, grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the hair, and then punched her in the face. Rivera had given his ex-girlfriend a ride to the diner from the hookah lounge and was yelling at her for the previous incident.
When the victim fell to the ground, police allege Rivera kept punching her. She had a swollen lip.
Around 4 a.m., police said Rivera was outside the Kings Highway East hookah lounge, yelling and laughing. He was told by an officer to lower his voice, due to the hour. Instead of complying, they said, Rivera became irate and was yelling profanities. He was issued an infraction for creating a public disturbance.
At the diner, Rivera was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. Rivera, of East Main Street, was held on a $5,000 bond ahead of a scheduled appearance in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Monday.