A 38 year-old Bridgeport woman is hospitalized after a dangerous and frightening run-in with her estranged husband in a Walmart parking lot, according to police.
It was 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the woman had just finished her shift at the Stratford Walmart. She had gotten into her car to leave but was stopped when Jasapersaud Hariprashad, 37, who lives out of town, rammed her car, police said.
Armed with scissors, he broke her window, entered the car and took her keys.
Then, he left the car, came back with a knife and stabbed her in the face and then twice in the chest, police said.
Then, police say, the attack became a kidnapping when he forced her into his car.
The woman begged Hariprashad to take her to the hospital, but he drove south on Interstate 95 to exit 22 and then returned to Bridgeport Hospital, where he finally dropped her off and fled, police said. After dropping her off, he fled.
Fairfield police found Hariprashad’s car in the reststop/McDonalds near exit 21 and stopped it when Hariprashad started to leave.
There is an active protective order that prohibits Hariprashad, from assaulting and harassing the victim.
The vehicle was seized for evidence.
Hariprashad, who police believe is homeless, was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping, violation of a protective order, first-degree attempted assault and first-degree reckless endangerment.
Bond was set at $1 million. He will be arraigned on Wednesday in Bridgeport.