Man Assaults Ex-Wife Who Threw Out His Beer: Police

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    Bridgeport Police Department
    Melvin Gonzalez is accused of assaulting his ex-wife after she threw out his beer.

    A Bridgpeort man is charged with assaulting his ex-wife after she threw away his beer, according to police.

    Police said the couple still lives together at a home on Park Street and started arguing after 49-year-old Melvin Gonzalez returned home from work Tuesday.

    He asked for beer and allegedly struck his ex-wife across the face when she told him she drank them, according to police.

    The victim later told authorities she had thrown the beer out because Gonzalez gets violent when he drinks, police said.

    Gonzalez was arrested near his house and charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $2,500.