George Sayers, Jr. of Bethel allegedly fathered a son with his 23-year-old daughter Tiffany Hartford and also created explicit videos and photos meant to jump-start the porn career Hartford apparently wanted. The whole ordeal was uncovered when Sayers, 46, allegedly sold a video (for $40 a copy) of a sexual encounter between Hartford and a female friend without the friend's permission. The woman contacted police. In the investigation, police uncovered the incest, which was confirmed by DNA testing on Hartford's 2-year-old son. Sex with a blood relative falls under the definition of third-degree sexual assault in Connecticut; both father and daughter were charged. Hartford's mother told the Danbury News-Times she moved back to Bethel in 2006 so Hartford could get to know her father, adding she "hoped that he had bettered himself, but that was not the case." Um, yeah and then some. Even John Waters would be creeped out by these people.
Due to a feud that started with a dispute about driveway regulations, Easton residents John Bromer and Bert Webbe regularly attend town meetings to jeer at First Selectman Tom Herrmann as he oversees the banal matters typical to small-town government. At the latest, Bromer (who once called Herrmann a "a petty, vicious tyrant") assailed the first selectman for the fact that an issue discussed at the meeting had not been on the agenda posted on the town's website. When Herrmann blamed the town clerk, Bromer likened the two officials to "school boys having a pissing match." As Bromer and Webbe continued to interrupt the meeting (Webbe at one point accusing Herrmann of "dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation"), the first selectman called in the police chief to charge both men with breach of peace, reports the Easton Courier.
An urban legend came to life twice last week when two Connecticut residents found live black widow spiders in grapes purchased at supermarkets. First, Nora Weiss found the venomous arachnid in a package of grapes from the Whole Foods in Fairfield. ("AHHHHHH!!! TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT," added Weiss on her Facebook page.) Whole Foods has offered her a refund. Then, a black widow crawled out of a batch of grapes a Branford woman purchased at the town's Stop and Shop. An agriculture official told NBC Connecticut that, while it was rare for them to make it across the country, black widows are common in grape-growing areas of California.
State Representative-elect Christina Ayala, a Bridgeport Democrat who won despite being charged with fleeing a car collision three months before Election Day, faces new charges for allegedly slapping her boyfriend. Ayala reportedly accused her beau of cheating during a verbal altercation. When things nearly got physical, he allegedly said, "You're a politician and you aren't going to do [expletive]," according to the Connecticut Post — apparently prompting Ayala to do [expletive] by slapping him. (The Post also noted Ayala was coolly chewing gum when arraigned in court.)
Someone identifying himself as "Batman" left 73 "vulgar, repulsive-type messages" on the answering machine of a Stamford business, police told the Stamford Patch website. The owner suspected a former employee, James J. Zadubara of Hamden, but the perp used a complex computer method to hide his phone number. Zadubara, 53, was apparently unmasked as the Batman after the calls stopped when he was jailed for an unrelated reason and resumed after he was released.
A 13-year-old boy was deer hunting with his father in Suffield when the dad encouraged him to shoot and kill three beagles spotted chasing the deer, reports the Hartford Courant. The beagles turned out to be hunting dogs unleashed by another sportsman in the area. Police, who are considering pressing charges, say that the father was under the impression that shooting the dogs was legal (because he is a dumbass).
Shardel Ragin allegedly went ballistic when his sister disapproved of his plan to have a woman visit while Ragin, 25, was staying at their mother's New Haven home. After "hitting her like a dude," in the words of one witness, Ragin reportedly fired gunshots at the sister's car. The New Haven Register reports that Ragin allegedly hid from police beneath a parked Jeep but was discovered when his cell phone rang.
William Lampron, a 25-year employee of the Waterbury Parks and Recreation Department, was arrested for allegedly spiking his supervisor's oatmeal with a chemical absorbent called SpeedyDry, causing his boss two weeks of illness and stomach pains, reports WTNH. Lampron, 46, was apparently upset over a negative performance review.
Apparently, you can get kicked out of a hospital. Brian McDonough of Middletown was asked to leave Middlesex Hospital because he was acting "out of control," police told the Middletown Press. After officers escorted him out, McDonough, 47, allegedly dropped his pants and announced plans to urinate in the street. He was promptly arrested.