Bridgeport Man Charged With Misusing 911

Reports his child's mother, a Norwalk resident, is high on drugs and the child's in danger, police said.

A Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly misusing 911 by reporting his child's mother was high on drugs in her Norwalk home and the child was in danger.

Anthony Velez also said two other people in her home were passed out from drug use, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto.

Officers went to her Gregory Avenue address and found no problems there, Cotto said.

The officers reported the woman showed no signs of drug use and the child was asleep. The other two people in the house were also asleep and the officers awakened them. They also showed no signs of drug use, the officers reported.

The woman told the officers Velez had called her earlier and they got into an argument. She said she eventually hung up on him.

Cotto said Velez called 911 again and was told there was no problem at the woman's house.

Velez became belligerent, Cotto said, allegedly telling police he was going to hurt somebody if the state's Department of Children and Family Services became involved in his relationship with the woman and their child.

Norwalk called Bridgeport Police and asked them to take Velez into custody at his home at 106 Merriam St., which they did. Two Norwalk officers picked up Velez in Bridgeport and transported him to Norwalk headquarters.

While being transported, Cotto said, Velez repeatedly referred to one of the officers with a derogatory term for a homosexual. He repeatedly called the other officer "Captain America," she said.

Velez, 25, was charged with misuse of the 911 system and second-degree threatening. He was held on $75,000 bond and given a court date of Nov.8.

Police notified the Department of Children and Family Services of Velez's arrest.


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