Daily Blotter – May 15

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Caught With His Pants Off

Connecticut police have arrested a suspect in a New Britain home invasion who apparently fled the scene without his pants. Luis Colon, 31, was arrested Thursday after a family in an Oak Street home reported he kicked in their door and beat them up, according to police. Colon allegedly fell down some stairs as he was fleeing and police said, for some reason, he took his pants off and started crawling down the street.  While Colon was inside the home, he dragged a woman into a bedroom, punched another family member in the face and pushed a 63-year-old woman to the floor, police said. Colon is charged with home invasion, burglary, kidnapping and other charges. 

Pole Vaulter Awarded Millions for Accident

A Connecticut jury has awarded $6.4 million to a Wilton man who was paralyzed from the chest down in 2002 while pole vaulting at Southern Connecticut State University. The award to Brandon White, 25, is for his lawsuit against the Connecticut affiliate of USA Track and Field. The New Haven jury verdict comes seven years after White was injured when he was a high school senior. White was at SCSU's Moore Field House to compete in the USATF Junior Olympics Championships. He suffered a spinal injury after hitting a metal box during a warm-up. A lawyer for the sports organization disagrees with the verdict, saying the jury sided with White because he is a likable young man who suffered a catastrophic injury.

Lotto Lawsuit

A Connecticut man is suing a friend for a share of a $1 million lottery jackpot.  Armando Martins of Trumbull claims that he and Nuno Nascimento of Bridgeport had an agreement to buy lottery tickets every week and to share if they won. Martins said he gave his friend $75 each week to buy tickets. On April 1, Martins said he only had $74 for his share. The lawsuit said, that evening one of the tickets that Nascimento bought at a local grocery store was a $1 million Powerball winner, but Nascimento didn't tell Martins about the prize. Nascimento and his wife collected a check for $700,000 after taxes, but his friend only offered to give him $375, according to Martins.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us