Darien man attacked over cigarette while waiting for Uber taxi
Updated 8:31 am, Thursday, July 23, 2015
A Darien man and his girlfriend were attacked last weekend for refusing to give up a cigarette while waiting for an Uber taxi in downtown Stamford, police said.
According to police, the 21-year-old man and his 37-year-old girlfriend were waiting for the taxi in front of the Ferguson Library about 2 a.m. Saturday when three men demanded a cigarette.
The victim said he only had one left and refused to give it to them, police said.
The victim’s girlfriend tried to break up the fight, but was shoved out of the way, police said. Officers on patrol in the area eventually broke up the fight.
The victim suffered bruises to his face and legs, a cut to his mouth and his girlfriend suffered a bruise on her face.