A 20-year-old man initially refused when police told him to drop a shard of a plate he'd just broken at his home, then was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge, police said.
Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:
At 10:38 p.m. Saturday the father of the 20-year-old told police he was worried about his son, who had left their home on West Aveneu after an argument over the father refusing to give the son money to buy marijuana.
The son later returned home, smashed the plate and initially refused to drop a sharp piece of it. Police took him into custody on a chare of disorderly conduct.
While in custody, the young man became extremely uncooperative, refusing to sign a form and climbing on the wire cage in the arrest processing area of police headquarters. He was additionally charged with failure to comply with being fingerprinted.
The young man's father later paid a $500 bond to release him from custody pending a later appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford.