FAIRFIELD — A Shelton man was arrested Sunday after his ex-girlfriend was found unconscious at her work place.

Shiloh Coram, 19, of Rushbrooke Lane, was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Coram denied hitting his ex and said she slapped him during an argument.

Police were called around 5 p.m. to Super Cuts, 1953, by the receptionist. She told police Coram came to the salon looking for the victim — the two had broken up earlier that day over the phone — and she directed him to the break room.

The witness said while Coram was in the break room, she heard a loud bang, and he walked out of the salon, got into his car and drove off. She said when she went to the break room, the victim was on the floor and regained consciousness when she shook her.

The victim told police Coram asked her two questions, but she didn’t remember anything else. She had a bump on her upper forehead and was taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital. She told police she did not touch Coram and that he had never gotten physical during the year they dated.

Coram was picked up by Shelton police at his home. He told police the victim was disrespecting him over the phone and he went to the salon to get back a bracelet he had given her. Coram said they were arguing when she began “mushing” his face with her hands and then slapped him. At that point, he said, he left the room and didn’t know what happened to her. According to Shelton police, Coram had a red mark on his face.

Coram was held on a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport Oct. 23.