Westport resident Adam Ritzer, 50, was charged with violation of a protective order around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday after he allegedly entered the home of his ex-wife to pick up his children.

The protective order, according to police, states than when visiting to pick up his children, Ritzer must remain in his car at the end of the driveway. In addition to walking down the driveway of the Elm Street property and entering the home's front foyer, Ritzer allegedly verbally abused his former wife before leaving. Ritzer was charged at his home by Westport police. His bond was set at $500, and he was scheduled to appear Thursday in Bridgeport Superior Court.