Mistaken Identity Leads to Beating: Cops | NBC Connecticut

Mistaken Identity Leads to Beating: Cops

Couple goes after wrong teen after a purse snatching.



    A case of mistaken identity has led to an arrest in Waterbury and a teen with a broken leg.

    It all started on Thursday afternoon with a purse snatching, police said.

    As a 23-year old woman was walking into 182 W. Main Street to visit her boyfriend, a man snatched her purse and ran, according to the Republican-American,

    The woman and her boyfriend, Danny Torres, jumped into a car and went looking for the suspect.

    They found a 17-year old who they thought was the purse snatcher walking along Prospect Street and. Police said, Torres hit  the teen with his car, grabbed a baseball bat and threatened to kill the boy.

    When police showed up, they determined that the teen had nothing to do with the theft.

    Torres was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree threatening.