Two men were arrested after they wouldn't stop fighting when police broke up a melee involving about 20 men at closing time Sunday morning outside the El Mexicano Bar on Wall Street, Norwalk police said.
One of the men received minor injuries when his nose was damaged by a glass bottle wielded by another man. Each man was tasered, taken to Norwalk Hospital and arrested, police said.
Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:
Police called to the scene at about 2 a.m. On the north side of Wall Street, directly across from Commerce Street they found the 20 or so men fighting. As police broke up the fight, some ran away but others continued punching.
Two of the men who continued to fight were told they would be tased if they didn't stop. They didn't stop. They were tased.
One of the men, Henry Fernandez, 26, of Orchard Street had an injured nose that he said the other man, Estuardo Lopez, 43, of Main Street had caused by smashing a beer bottle in Lopez' face. The two men were taken to Norwalk Hospital to have the taser probes removed and for Fernandez' nose to be treated.
Fernandez was charged with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault. Lopez was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Each was held on $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Monday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.