NORWALK, Conn. A Norwalk father smacked his baby's mother Tuesday evening while he cradled the infant in his arms, Norwalk police say.
Ioannis Drosos, 58, of 9 Yorkshire Road said he hit his 42-year-old girlfriend because she yells a lot when they are arguing and he wants her to communicate better, Sgt. Lisa Cotto says.
Cotto gave the following account:
Police went to the residence at 6:10 p.m. on a report of a disturbance. The baby's mother had red marks on the left side of her face and a scratch above her lip. She said Drosus had smacked her with an open hand on her left cheek.
Drosus said the 2-month-old baby was crying, had been sick and the medicine they had wasn't working. He and the mother were arguing. He was at the breaking point and hit her.
He was charged with breach of peace second degree and injury/risk/impairing morals. Bond was $20,000.
Also on the police blotter:
? A Norwalk pharmacist spotted a forged signature on a prescription for vicodin Monday, Cotto said. The customer, Emily Bolton, 29, of 24 Morehouse Lane, was still waiting for her prescription at the Connecticut Avenue Stop and Shop when police arrived. She was arrested and charged with forgery second degree and possession of narcotics. Bond was $5,000.
Police say they found an empty bottle of hydrocodone when they searched her property.
? Police responded to Ely Avenue for a report of a person with a gunshot wound to his leg at about 8 p.m. Saturday, Cotto said. They found an intoxicated Hispanic man who could not stand up on his own. He had called police himself on his cell phone, and informed the dispatcher of his problem, with a thick accent: "I had a couple of shots."
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