NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was charged with threatening a 63-year-old resident after asking him for a ride early Thursday, police said.
Chad Leary, 36, was charged with second-degree threatening. He was held on $500 bond and will appear in court Aug. 10.
Police said a 63-year-old resident of the Leroy Downs Apartments on Monroe Street was returning home around 1 a.m. Thursday when Leary approached him. He told police that Leary first asked him for a ride, which the man refused. He said that Leary then began to speak incoherently, and asked for change for a train ticket, which the man gave him, according to police.
Leary still wouldn't leave, the man told police, and the victim began to get nervous. He began joking around, trying to keep the mood light, police said.
But Leary said that he wasn't in a joking mood, and that the man wasn't funny, according to police. He told the man that he had once killed someone for telling jokes, and that he had a weapon on him, according to police reports.
Leary then left the area and the 63-year-old called police. While officers were en route, they located Leary and took him into custody, police said.
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