VIDEO: Man Arrested After Trashing Bloomingdale's In Connecticut

WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 17, 2020 - 12:35 pm

NORWALK, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Police arrested a Connecticut man on Monday after he began trashing a Bloomingdale's store in Norwalk.

Authorities say that the man began smashing displays and knocking over items in the cosmetics department shortly before 7 p.m.

Employees alerted police, who arrived at the scene and took the man into custody. A store security guard attempted to stop the man, but was punched and had items thrown at him.

Another guard attempted to pepper spray the man, but that did not stop him.

The rampage was captured on video, which was later released to the public.

The man, identified as Justin Gilberte, was charged with two counts of third-degree assault, criminal mischief, interfering with an officer and breach of peace.

It’s unclear why he began to destroy the store. He reportedly caused $100,000 in damage.