Kids hit car with snowballs; driver arrested

Published: Saturday, March 7, 2009
By Rachael Scarborough King, Register Staff

GUILFORD — A town man is facing four felony counts after he allegedly confronted a group of children who were throwing snowballs at his car.

Police said Giuseppe Liguori, 23, was driving on North Fair Street this week when four youths threw snowballs at him. Liguori allegedly swung his car around, drove the wrong way on a one-way street and followed the group into the CVS parking lot near the intersection of the Boston Post Road and Fair Street.

He allegedly shouted at the children and “manhandled them a little bit,” Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Hutchinson said.

“He kind of confronted them and corralled them,” Hutchinson said.

Liguori and the four youths then entered the CVS, Hutchinson said, where employees called police.

Liguori faces four counts of risk of injury to a minor, a felony, and one count of reckless driving, police said. He was released on a promise to appear March 17 in Superior Court in New Haven. Liguori could not be reached for comment Friday.

Hutchinson said the four juveniles were referred to their parents. He added that people should call police if they have complaints about children’s behavior, rather than taking matters into their own hands.

“Our advice to him and everyone else is: Call us, and we’ll take care of it,” he said.

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