Police: Man attacked for phone walking from train
Updated 6:17 am, Wednesday, June 29, 2016
FAIRFIELD — A 30-year-old said he was stabbed in the leg during a robbery early Tuesday morning.
The victim was walking home from the Fairfield Metro train station, police said, and was on Kings Highway when he was approached near the highway overpass by a white or Hispanic male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants.
The robber displayed a knife, and pushed the victim to the ground, and grabbed his iPhone. The victim said he thinks he was cut as the two wrestled on the ground. The robber then ran off with the cell phone, and the victim flagged down a motorist coming off of Interstate 95, who drove him to the nearby Cumberland Farms and called police.
Two police dogs were called to the scene and tracked the suspect to the area of the train station and Bigelow Tea.
The victim said he was using the cell phone’s light to illuminate the walk from the train station shortly after midnight. According to the report, he was treated at the scene for the cut to his leg, which was described as minor, and then taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.