Man faces charges after fight over dog
FAIRFIELD — Anthony Kalakay faces charges after police said he slapped his live-in girlfriend in the face Thursday night.
Kalakay, 55, of Biro Street, was charged with breach of peace, third-degree assault, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
Police received a call around 9:30 p.m. from a resident near Castle and Halley avenues, who had gone outside after he heard yelling from nearby. He saw a man, sitting in a vehicle, shouting at a woman and then slap her in the face, according to the report.
Officers located the woman, Kalakay’s live-in girlfriend, walking on the street. Her right cheek was red and swollen. She was initially uncooperative with police, and told them Kalakay would kill her if he was arrested, according to the report.
She said they had argued over a lost dog. The dog ran out of the house, she said, when Kalakay came home. As police were talking to the victim, they said Kalakay drove up at a high rate of speed. He had an odor of alcohol, police said, and failed field sobriety tests.
Kalakay admitted to arguing over the dog, but denied hitting the woman, police said. He was scheduled to appear the next day at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.