DARIEN — A 31-year-old Darien man was charged with assault after he allegedly pushed a pregnant woman to the ground and shook her.

On Dec. 16 around 9:40 a.m., the victim called police and told them she had been arguing with Michael Lombardi, of Hecker Avenue, because he had gotten drunk while he was out at a party. The victim told police she told Lombardi not to come home due to how drunk he was and locked the front door to keep him out of the house. Lombardi allegedly went to the house anyways and entered through a back door. He then sat on a couch and refused to leave even after the victim asked him several times to do so.

According to police, the victim agreed to let Lombardi stay in the house as long as he stopped drinking. The victim told police she began pouring out a bottle of wine into the sink when Lombardi grabbed her by the hair. At that point, Lombardi allegedly pushed the victim to the ground and began shaking her by her hair.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found clear signs of a struggle. They spoke with the victim who told them she is three months pregnant and Lombardi knows about her pregnancy. Police then spoke with Lombardi who was lying on a couch in another room. According to the officers on scene, his speech was slurred and his breath smelled like alcohol. He also struggled to stand.

Lombardi told police he was at a party and was locked out by the victim when he came home. He said he came in through the back door and laid down on the couch where the victim then allegedly poured water on him. Lombardi told police the two argued and admitted to pulling the victim’s hair while she poured out the wine.

Police charged him with third-degree assault. Lombardi posted the $1,500 bond and was told to appear in Stamford court Dec. 18.

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