Police said Truman Tart punched a customer in the face because the customer would not let him come in from the rain.
A man who was trying to sell magazines in West Haven was arrested after punching a Pheasant Road resident in the face because the man would not allow him into his house, police said.
Truman Tart, 24, of 529 Whalley Avenue New Haven, was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
He has an extensive criminal history and did not have a permit to sell magazine, according to a news release from Sgt. David Tammaro.
When West Haven police responded to Pheasant Road around 8 p.m. on Thursday, the resident said he answered the door for two magazine solicitors and one asked to come inside and out of the rain when the weather got bad, police said.
The homeowner refused and Tart punched him in the face, police said
Police found the solicitors and arrested Tart, who has an extensive criminal history with several felony arrests around the country, according to Tammaro.
West Haven ordinance requires solicitors to obtain a permit from the police department.
Police run national criminal background checks to ensure that people with criminal records are not soliciting in residential neighborhoods.
Tart was held on $10,000 bond.