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Chicken Came First, Then Call to Police

The most unusual crimes, incidents, investigations and inconveniences reported in the past week by police departments in Fairfield County.

Police responded to a call in Fairfield in which . The complainant said the drop-off was likely a prank but asked officers to bring the fowl to Animal Control.

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A Stamford man faces harassment charges following accusations that he’d harassed a doctor’s office receptionist thousands of times over a period of 10 years, making crude and graphic sexual remarks. Police said they  found him after .

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In Stamford, police who had stopped one car for a motor vehicle violation soon became interested in another car, which had stopped down the street. Upon investigation, police two .

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A Bridgeport man caught shoplifting drew more charges at the Westfield Trumbull Mall, police said.

When officers tried to detain him, he is said to have threatened them by saying that he had a friend with a gun who would shoot officers.

After his arrest, officers found he was wanted for five counts of failing to appear in court.

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A drug company sales rep in Norwalk told police that someone smashed through a window of her car overnight to steal items that included .

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Fire officials in Greenwich responded to an alarm at the high school that likely was pulled after someone , just as the 2,700 students were leaving for spring break.

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A 23-year-old Norwalk man was arrested in Greenwich after he allegedly broke into his work place—the Greenwich Skating Club—after hours, .

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A 33-year-old man, shot more than once at a Norwalk apartment complex Tuesday morning, to escape his assailants.

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A Norwalk man faces assault charges after he reportedly struck his girlfriend while punching a TV out of frustration. According to police, he was while he was online looking for work.

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A man from upstate Connecticut, reportedly , yelled at and pushed a restaurant employee in New Canaan, then sped off in his car—only to be stopped by town police and arrested for drunk driving.

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A Fairfield employee faces library charges after he allegedly discounted items for family and friends, , police said. He reportedly marked down one item from $180 to $5.

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Westport police charged a Danbury man after he allegedly attempted to steal a woman's purse in a CVS parking lot. The man eventually fled the scene empty handed after she began to scream.

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The young man who called a 77-year-old Darien woman and asked her to wire him $2,400 in bail money to get out of jail , as he'd led her to believe. And the man who picked up the phone at the number she was given for the police station wasn't actually a police officer. With the cost to wire the money included, the woman lost $2,521 in the scam.

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An 85-year-old Monroe resident told police that a woman claiming to be from a home health care agency rang her doorbell at around 7:11 p.m. Saturday and tried to talk her way inside her house, even though she told the woman that she had not asked for a home health aide.

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