Cops: Slow line sparks Fairfield supermarket battle
Published 4:45 pm, Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Two Fairfield brothers and a customer service clerk at Super Stop & Shop, 760 Villa Ave., were charged with disorderly conduct Saturday afternoon after police said impatience over a slow-moving line at the store led to a physical altercation.
Richard Cruz, 21, of Bridgeport, and brothers Larry Bivens, 45, and Timothy Bivens, 44, both of Roseville Street, were each charged after an incident that was triggered when Larry Bivens refused to wait his turn to buy cigarettes, police said.
After Cruz told Bivens he could wait only one person at a time, an argument erupted. Cruz became angry and executed a headlock on Larry Bivens, which caused Timothy Bivens to come to his brother's aid by grabbing Cruz around the neck, police said.
Each of the three men was released on a promise to appear Aug. 22 in Bridgeport Superior Court.