Cops: Couple brawls in diner parking lot
Published 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A fight in the parking lot at the Andros Diner on Villa Avenue early Saturday resulted in a broken car mirror, a set of keys on the diner's roof and charges against a woman and her boyfriend.
Police were called to the diner around 4 a.m. by a patron who said a couple was physically fighting in the parking lot. Several security guards who were inside eating went out to break up the fight, according to the report. One of them described it as an "even fight," with the man and woman each striking the other.
When officers arrived, Raymond Rose, 27, of Birdseye Street, Bridgeport, was still at the diner. He said he came to the diner with a friend and two other woman when his girlfriend, later identified as Ashyia Barnett, 25, arrived and became upset.
He said Barnett punched and slapped him, bit his hand, and kicked the driver's side mirror on his car, shattering it. Rose said she also took his cars keys and threw them onto the diner's roof. They were later retrieved by a restaurant employee.
Barnett was not on the scene, and police said Rose did not want to give them her information because he didn't want her to be charged. Police were able to contact Barnett, however, and she came back to Fairfield. She allegedly admitted to kicking the mirror, hitting Rose and throwing the keys, but said he had hit her as well. Police said she had a cut on her nose. Rose said he pushed Barnett away when she was hitting him.
Barnett, who lives on Waterman Street in Bridgeport, was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace. She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Rose was issued a summons at the scene for breach of peace and released on a promise to appear.
Both were scheduled to appear Monday at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.