Cigar Tossed Out Window Allegedly Leads to Starbucks Spat

Bethel police arrested two men for Breach of Peace last weekend in the incident.


It started when a Windsor Locks man driving down I-84 tossed a cigar out his car window, police say.

At least, that's what John Chipman, 48, of Sandy Hook alleged. He told police when the supposed cigar-smoking driver -- Saeed Farahani, 28 -- tossed the cigar out, it hit his car.

According to reports, after the slight, Chipman trailed Farahani to the Starbucks on Sandy Hill Road and "confronted" him. There, Farahani allegedly shoved the man and kicked his car, according to Chipman.

Both Chipman and Farahani were arrested Friday, January 25 by Bethel Police -- Chipman at police headquarters at 1:32 p.m., Farahni 19 minutes later at the Starbucks.

Both men were charged with Breach of Peace. Farahani was additionally charged with Criminal Mischief.

Jillian D January 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I thought news was supposed to be up-to-date and "breaking news" why are we hearing about stuff from last weekend? It should be current.
Matt724 January 29, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Seriously! In bethel news gets around quickly. I heard this news on Sunday. Shouldn't The Patch be sharing information that is new and things we shouldn't have heard before??? Not like 4 days later... come on guys! Keep up with the current stuff.


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