Madeline Smith reportedly told the police officer who spotted her driving the wrong way down a Norwalk street that she could not possibly be drunk because she had tested her blood alcohol level on an iPhone app. But the app in question does not actually work as a breathalyzer test, police told the Norwalk Patch website; it is only meant to be used to trick drunk people into thinking it does. The user programs a high "blood alcohol level" into the app beforehand, tells a drunk person to breathe into the phone and then shows him or her the "results" to encouraging him or her not to drive. Smith, 25, had apparently not punched any number into the app before using it, so she thought it had shown her blood alcohol level as zero and hit the road. Police say their more traditional breathalyzer test showed Smith was well above the legal limit.
Judicial Marshal Anthony Candido was fond of "trolling for girls" at the Waterbury Courthouse, according to an internal investigation report glimpsed by the New Haven Register. Candido, who was known as "Uncle Tony" around the courthouse, allegedly coaxed young women to his office, where he kept a "shrine" to his work with child cancer patients in the form of photographs and awards. A picture of gentle class, the 70-year-old judicial marshal reportedly liked to bring up his charity work before attempting to hug or kiss them. Out of the 132 people who entered his office during a 39-day span, 121 were women, according to investigators. (Three women filed complaints, launching the investigation.) Candido is now on unpaid leave.
After accepting a buyout from his employer, AT&T, John Pasquella of Thomaston was set to retire with his wife in Florida. But Fidelity Investments, which handles AT&T's pensions, admitted it had made a mistake when calculating Pasquella's pension payments, according to the consumer advocacy website CT Watchdog. Instead of getting $1,600 a month, he will receive only $800, ruining the couple's retirement plans. (Having been told by his union that Fidelity was error prone, Pasquella requested and received a written calculation of his pension payments six times before taking the buyout.) Pasquella is, of course, suing.
One-time State Trooper Pearl Kelly-Paris allegedly worked on both sides of the law — wearing the uniform by day and not much of anything by night. Kelly-Paris was arrested on prostitution charges in New Britain, where she and her husband, Jaykuan Paris, reportedly ran a sex-for-hire ring. The husband's duties allegedly extended to beating the other women in the couple's employ if they received "bad reviews" on John websites. The New Britain Herald reports that 43-year-old Kelly-Paris herself would take the job if a customer wanted "an encounter with someone older."
"If you hear the word lap dance, you think of sex," Russell Capozziello Sr., manager of the strip club Scruples told the Bridgeport City Council's Ordinance Committee. "It's not sex," he clarified. "Our girls keep their bottoms on." Capozziello and Scruples owner Kim Angelico spoke at a hearing on a proposed lap-dance ban and even offered a demonstration. With both staying clothed, Capozziello pulled Angelico "to his chest, wedged his knee between her legs, and claimed he'd made his point," reports the Connecticut Post.
The forces of karma apparently caught up with John Tosta, an accused pimp from Middletown, when in an amazing display of serendipity, Tosta, 41, allegedly tried to reach a prospective client but accidentally dialed a number that happened to belong to a detective. Though told he had the wrong number, Tosta, reportedly insisted he had reached someone "looking for a girl." The detective played along, the Hartford Courant reports, and of course arrested Tosta and the woman whose services he offered.
Instead of properly disposing of the carcasses of animals euthanized at his practice, Andrew Manesis, a 66-year-old veterinarian who worked in the Bronx and lives in New Canaan, was apparently dumping them on his commute. Investigators told the New Canaan Advertiser that the remains of 26 cats, eight dogs and a lizard were found by the Hutchinson River in Westchester County and traced back to Manesis.
Forty-eight-year-old Ray Corchara of Monroe was arrested on charges of violating a protective order and then arrested again when, at police headquarters, he used his one phone call to call the person he had just been arrested for contacting, police told the Monroe Patch website.
Vincent Lacorazza had no luck flagging down a car as he stood in front of a New Milford restaurant. This may have had something to do with the fact that Lacorazza, 25, was allegedly visibly drunk and naked from the waist down, according to the Danbury News-Times.
Police say 32-year-old Kyuyoun Lee left his eight-month-old son in a car in a parking garage at the Mohegan Sun Casino for seven hours while he gambled. The worst part: The Uncasville casino has a daycare facility, reports WTNH.
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