Police: Connecticut Man Punched Woman For Smoking Near Public Pool

July 22, 2019 - 7:13 pm

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (WCBS 880) — A Connecticut man was issued a summons after allegedly punching a woman in the face for smoking a cigarette at a public pool.

New Canaan Police say around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, the man approached the woman, who was smoking in a designated area outside the pool, and told her she should not smoke near children and be considerate of the environment.

It’s unclear what the woman did in response to the confrontation at the Waveny Pool.

The situation did escalate, according to police, and the man, later identified as 62-year-old Leonard Childs Depaur, then stuck the woman.

He was issued a summons for breach of peace and was release on a promise to appear in court.