A man’s complaint that his sister’s former boyfriend attempted to run him over resulted in the accused being arrested for assault and reckless endangerment.
The complainant said he was walking his sister’s dog on Garner Street Sunday afternoon when the former boyfriend drove up beside him, got out of his car and punched him in the face for no apparent reason.
He said the man, later identified as Richard Saymon, then got back in his car and attempted to run him over. He told police the car struck him and he “flipped in the air,” but a witness told police the car didn’t hit him before it was driven away.
Officers reported the 28-year-old victim’s left cheek was swollen and red from being punched, but he had no other apparent injuries.
Running Saymon’s name through a federal crime database, they were able to locate his father’s address, and from there, called Saymon, who allegedly denied the incident occurred.
Saymon, 32, of Norwalk, agreed to come to Police Headquarters, where he was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and evading responsibility in the operation of a motor vehicle.
Saymon was held on $500 bond and given a court date of Feb. 14.