Wilton man accused of threatening hotel employee
NORWALK — A Wilton man was arrested on Monday for the seventh time this year after he threatened to harm a hotel employee, police said.
Gregory Goldstein, 22, allegedly told an assistant manager at the Doubletree Hotel on 789 Connecticut Avenue, that he would slit his throat during an argument on Monday afternoon.
Goldstein fled the scene in an SUV before police arrived, but officers were able to identify him thanks to a picture taken by a bystander, police said.
Police said Goldstein was arrested later that afternoon during a traffic stop and charged with second-degree threatening and breach of peace.
Goldstein also had an active warrant for his arrest stemming from an incident at a local Dollar Store, in which he attacked one employee and choked another after he was caught trying to steal merchandise, police said.
For this incident, he was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, sixth-degree larceny and breach of peace.
He was held in lieu of $35,000 bond in total and given a court date on April 3.
This marks the seventh time Goldstein has been arrested since January, according to police spokesperson Lt. Jared Zwickler. His cases include multiple violations of a protective order and assaults, as well as drug charges.