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Darien Man Charged With Grabbing Pregnant Woman's Hair And Shaking Her Head

A Darien man was charged with grabbing a pregnant woman by the hair and shaking her head
A Darien man was charged with grabbing a pregnant woman by the hair and shaking her head Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

DARIEN, Conn. — A Darien man was charged with grabbing a pregnant woman by the hair and shaking her after she said he couldn't drink any more alcohol, according to police.

The woman told police that on Saturday, Dec. 16, she had been in an argument with 31-year-old Michael Lombardi, who had been out of the house and was intoxicated, according to police. She told him over the phone that he couldn't come home because of how intoxicated he was, and she locked the front door to keep him out, police said.

When Lombardi came home, he entered through a rear door and sat on the couch, police said. The woman asked him to leave several times but he refused, according to police. She told him that if he was going to stay, eh couldn't drink any more, and she began to pour a bottle of wine into the sink, according to police.

At that point, Lombardi grabbed the woman by the hair, pushed her to the ground and began shaking her head by the hair, according to police. The woman told officers that she is three months pregnant, which Lombardi knew, according to police.

Officers reported that it was clear a struggle had taken place in the home, and found Lombardi lying on a couch. He had slurred speech and had trouble standing, and gave off the odor of alcohol, according to police.

Lombardi told the officers he had been at a party, when returned home to find he was locked out. He said that he came in and was lying on the couch when the woman poured water on him, according to police. He admitted there was an argument, and that he had pulled the woman's hair, police said.

Lombardi was charged with third-degree assault. He was released on a $1,500 bond and went to court on Monday.

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