NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man was arrested in Norwalk after allegedly trying to snatch a woman’s purse as she was walking near South Main and Merritt streets early Monday, police said.
According to police reports, the man ran up to the victim, grabbed her purse and ran toward the King Kennedy Homes Community on Chestnut Street. She told police she knew the man only by his nickname of “Slice.”
Police recognized the nickname as belonging to Rafael Delgado, 33, of Bridgeport. Police said they went to the King Kennedy complex and found Delgado crouching near a fence. He was wearing clothes matching the description given by the woman. Officers approached him and said he resisted arrest, police said. He was charged with criminal trespassing and interfering with police.
Earlier in the week, Delgado was also given an infraction for walking in the middle of the road after police saw him walking in the middle of Elizabeth Street, forcing cars to drive around him. They approached him, gave him a warning and said they have warned him several times in the past about walking in the road. Later that day, police said they saw him doing it again and issued him an infraction.