Early morning melee at Fairfield diner leads to one arrest
Updated 3:18 pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
FAIRFIELD — One woman is facing charges after a fight between at least a dozen women that broke out at the Andros Diner around 4 a.m. April 8.
Raven Holmes, of Chapel Street, New Haven, was charged with disorderly conduct due to the melee that happened between two different groups of diners. An employee who attempted to break up the fight, which included overturned tables, was allegedly grabbed by the hair and hit in the face, police said.
The restaurant lost about $225 in business due to the fight, according to the police report, and police received conflicting reports about what happened. Holmes told police she and her friends had been at various bars prior to going to the diner and that the other group instigated the fight. She told police she “didn’t even know what happened.”
However, police said Holmes was singled out as instigator.
The 35-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on April 21.