Police: Argument at Stamford train station leads to arrest
STAMFORD — Police said a Wilton man was arrested for allegedly almost running over his girlfriend at the Stamford train station parking lot.
Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said police were sent to the parking lot at 2:30 p.m. on a report of a woman being dragged through the parking lot by a vehicle.
Shawinsky said investigating officers determined that Paul Laine, 49, was dropping his girlfriend off at the train station when they got into an argument. Laine gave her $40 to take the train; the girlfriend was not happy about the amount of money and wanted more.
Shawinsky said Laine got out of his pickup truck, walked around to the other side of the vehicle and forcibly pulled the woman out of the truck. The woman initially got back into the passenger seat before walking around to the driver’s side. There, she wedged herself between the open driver’s door and Laine, who was sitting in the driver’s seat. Laine proceeded to drive off while she was holding on to the inside of the door, causing the victim to be dragged a few feet, Shawinsky said.
A passerby took a picture of the incident, recording the truck and its license plate, which was given to police, Shawinsky said.
Wilton police went to Laine’s home on behalf of the Stamford Police Department.
Laine was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment. he was released on a promise to appear in court and was arraigned the charge at the Stamford courthouse Friday.