A psychic went to Norwalk Hospital early Friday saying she was bruised and that two other area psychics had attacked her, according to Norwalk Police. The psychics she accused have been arrested previously for assault in an ongoing problem between the rival psychic businesses.
The victim went to the emergency room at 2:43 a.m. with her mother, also a psychic, saying she had been waiting to give a psychic reading at about 11 a.m. Thursday when three of her rivals barged through the door, threw her to the ground and started kicking her in the back. They also stepped on her hand. They did not touch her face, she said, and told her to keep her mouth shut or they would come back and kill her.
She kept it to herself but found it difficult to lie down and sleep, so she told her mother. Police observed slight swelling to her right hand and a bruise on her lower back, but the victim would not show the officer the alleged bruises on her leg.
Her mother told police there has been ongoing harassment since they opened their psychic business. Police say they have been involved in 10 incidents since 2006.
On June 9, 2010, there was a fight at 167 East Ave. involving several individuals. Both sets of psychics had gone to look at the same building that was for rent.
In that case, Steve Cola, 39; Nino Miller, 23; and a youthful offender were arrested and charged with breach of peace, threatening and third-degree assault. They received a sentence of accelerated rehabilitation.
Miller was punched, fell to the ground and was kicked. When four of his family members arrived his assailants ran. Cola said the fight started when Miller threw a punch at him. He believed the victim and his family had threatened his wife, according to police, who quoted him as saying. "They are gypsies, they are weird."
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