Man steals phone because he's 'got kids to feed'

Officer Jeffrey Nielsen, who usually does the Milford police press daily blotter, is on vacation this week. In his place is Lt. Vaughan Dumas (who actually used to do the same job as Nielsen, which is probably why he fills in when Nielsen is away). I'm not sure if Dumas is going to do the typical police blotter, but he sure has a flair for picking out interesting arrests. Here's what we got today: 

Police say a man stole a cell phone while brandishing a stun gun in the Devon section Monday night, and are asking for anyone with information to contact them.
 The theft happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Naugatuck and Bridgeport avenues. A man described as being white, 6 feet tall, thin, and having long, dark hair approached another man and asked to borrow his cell phone.
 After making a couple of calls, the longhaired white man booked it eastbound on Bridgeport Avenue. The victim chased, but when the pair reached Avon Street, the longhaired man apparently pulled out a stun gun and set it off, producing an electrical arc.
 “I’ve got kids to feed,” he apparently shouted before running toward Berwyn Street.
 Milford police, with the help of a Stratford K9 dog, tracked the longhaired man’s scent, but lost it near Judson Place.
 The thief was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, and appeared to be between 20 and 30-years-old. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Milford police at (203) 877-1465 and speak to Det. Sgt. Bassett. 


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