Man Stabbed Over Pool Game Debt

Willie Days 1200
New Haven Police

A Naugatuck man is accused of stabbing a Guilford man in a New Haven bar on Tuesday night over a $5 pool debt.

When police responded to Poor John's Pub, at 631 Middletown Avenue, at 11:40 p.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting a stabbing in the bar, witnesses pointed out a car fleeing the scene and officers stopped the car driven by Willie Days, 64, of Naugatuck.

Meanwhile, a member of the pub’s security staff said he’d tried to stop Days from fleeing after the man stabbed a 55-year-old Guilford man, but Days swung the knife at him as well.

When police spoke with the victim, he said he’d been playing pool with Days when he got mad over a $5 debt and the argument got physical.

During the fight, Days told the victim to look down at his shirt. When he did, he saw blood but hadn't realized he'd been stabbed, the victim said, admitting to officers that he'd consumed alcohol and drugs prior to the altercation.

Days, who police said had a fresh cut on his right pointer finger, was arrested and charged with assault in the second degree, criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, breach of peace in the second degree and possession of narcotics.

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