Man protests delivery by lying in front of truck
On June 23, at 11 a.m., Edward C. Leblond Jr., 31, of 58 Chambers Road, Danbury, who runs Cruden Bay Contracting, was renovating a home at 121 Middlebrook Farm Road when a dispute over the contents of a delivery caused him to lie down in front of the delivery tractor-trailer and order his co-workers to take what was denied him.
The delivery consisted of windows and doors, but, according to police, Leblond refused the delivery because it did “not [meet his] specifications.”
As the delivery driver was preparing to leave, Leblond approached the vehicle and demanded that the driver let him have the sliding doors that were in the trailer.
The driver told Leblond that company policy dictated he may not perform a partial delivery; Leblond could not take the sliding doors alone.
In response, Leblond laid in front of the vehicle to prevent it from leaving, and ordered his employee Thomas Galvin, 21, of 2864 Hedwig Drive, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., to pull his own car in front of the delivery truck.
He then proceeded to cut the lock off of the trailer and had his employees unload the doors.
The delivery driver contacted his company, who then contacted Wilton Police.
Leblond and Galvin were each issued a misdemeanor summons for disorderly conduct.
They were released on promises to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on July 7.
The Wilton Police Department is headquartered in the town hall complex at 240 Danbury Road. Twenty-seven officers, three detectives, six supervisors, two lieutenants and one captain work under Interim Chief Robert Crosby.
The phone number for routine matters, including requesting a police report, is 203-834-6260.