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On the hook: Man charged with breaking fishing buddy's car window

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Grant Potter, 18, of Oldfield Road, is facing charges after police said he smashed a car window with his elbow.

An 18-year-old Oldfield Road resident was charged with smashing the window of a fishing buddy's car after an argument Sunday evening.

Grant Potter was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace.

According to the report, Potter met two friends, who were planning to go fishing, on Old Academy Road around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Potter pulled up, got out of his car and punched one of the friends, police said. The third person stepped in between them to intervene, and Potter tackled him to the ground, and the two wrestled for a while, police said. The two friends left the scene, but Potter followed in his car. When they were stopped at a red traffic light on Walls Drive, Potter pulled up behind, got out of his car and smashed a rear window on their car with his elbow, according to the report.

Potter left the scene, but officers located him later at his Oldfield Road address. He admitted to smashing the car window, but claimed it was provoked after someone tossed a bottle of Snapple at his car.

Officers attempted to give Potter a misdemeanor summons but he allegedly became argumentative and refused to sign the summons, according to the report. He was then handcuffed and taken into custody.

He was released on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear Aug. 11 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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