A family argument escalated into domestic violence when an 18-year-old man struck his sister after she followed her mother "in an agressive way," according to Darien police.
Police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident, which resulted in a misdemeanor summons being issued to the man:
On Sunday morning, Aug. 18, the 18-year-old and his mother were traveling on the highway on a trip to Rhode Island when the man's 24-year-old sister called to say she had been locked out of their home on Ridgeview Avenue (off of Camp Avenue).
The two returned home. An argument between the man's sister and his mother then took place and police were called. The daughter was acting irrational, police were told when they arrived. When her mother tried to walk away, the daughter followed her "in an aggressive way," police were told.
The 18-year-old man then shoved his sister onto a couch and struck her once on the head. Police observed that her face was read and blotchy, but they couldn't tell if that was because she was struck. She also had a small bump on the left side of her head.
The man was charged with third-degree assault (a misdemeanor) and disorderly conduct, with a scheduled appearance on Monday in state Superior Court in Stamford.
(Darien Patch does not usually publish the names of arrestees in
domestic violence cases unless the injuries are particularly serious,
the violence is repeated or when there are other circumstances that make the situation more serious.)