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Norwalk Man Choked Young Girl, Police Say

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man who was angry because he thought he had been locked out of his home choked a 14-year-old girl Wednesday night, Norwalk police say. People in the home said he had a drinking problem that is becoming worse, Officer Carlton Giles said.

Robert Cox, 51, of 36 Elmwood St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, injury/risk/impairing morals and third-degree assault. Bond was set at $10,000.

Police say that when they arrived in response to the 12:09 a.m. Thursday call, they could hear Cox yelling. He was on the front porch holding another man by the arm. He appeared to be intoxicated, smelled of alcohol and spoke aggressively to the officers as he came slowly toward them at their request. Cox was ordered to the ground, refused and was gently placed there by one officer. He resisted, refusing to put his hands behind his back, but was placed in the car without further incident.

Police say Cox has rented a room at the home since last fall. Residents say his drinking has gotten worse, and they have called police about him previously. He came home drunk, they say, and began fighting with the male victim because he thought the man had locked him out. He also choked the young girl, they say.

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