Trumbull man allegedly hid in bushes, got beat up and arrested
FAIRFIELD — A Trumbull man was left bloodied and beaten — and under arrest — after he was discovered hiding in the bushes outside his ex-girlfriend’s house Saturday night.
Jack Corcoran, 26, of Elizabeth Street, was charged with second-degree stalking, first-degree criminal trespass, and breach of peace.
According to police, Corcoran’s ex-girlfriend lives with her brother and his girlfriend. She was out of town, but her brother and his girlfriend went to a party in Norwalk that Corcoran also attended. Thinking his ex might be home, Corcoran left the July 1 party.
The brother and his girlfriend arrived home and when the girlfriend reached the front door she saw someone hiding in the bushes. She screamed, her boyfriend came running out of the garage and Corcoran took off to the back yard.
His ex’s brother caught up to Corcoran because he could see the light from Corcoran’s cellphone and took him to the ground. While he has holding Corcoran, Corcoran kept trying to escape and was throwing punches, according to the report. A neighbor came and helped hold Corcoran until police arrived.
According to police, the couple broke up three months ago, and Corcoran had been warned previously by police to stay away from the woman’s house. However, he allegedly continued to follow her around, harassing her. At one point, the woman found pictures of her and the ex-boyfriend left in her bedroom.
Corcoran was released after posting a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Monday.