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Friday, April 20 News

Cops: Man tried to strangle girlfriend during attack

A May Street man tried to choke his girlfriend during an argument last Friday night at their home, police said.

Ricardo Dasilva, 31, with charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was held on a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Dasilva's girlfriend, who was able to break free during the incident and call police, had visible injuries to her neck and lip, according to the report. Dasilva "periodically" cut off the victim's air supply and hit her in the face while choking her, police said.

The argument began when the woman got home from work around 7 p.m. last Friday. Dasilva claimed the dispute was sparked by the fact that while he cooked hamburgers for himself, he made no dinner for his girlfriend. She spit in his face and slapped him as a result, he told police.

The woman, however, told police the argument was over Dasilva's drinking, but admitted slapping him across the face while he lay in bed. When she did that, she said, Dasilva got up and grabbed her by the neck and tried to strangle her, according to the report.