STAMFORD — A New Haven man celebrating his birthday at Stamford’s Mystique strip club early Sunday had his own weapon turned against him as he and his son were badly wounded in a melee, police said. It was one of two assaults to take place at a Stamford strip club this weekend.
Capt. Richard Conklin said police are looking for three men who got into a fight at the Mystique Gentleman’s Club with the intoxicated man celebrating his 51st birthday with his two sons. The New Haven man had his knife taken from him after he pulled it on the trio and he was stabbed in the back and the back of the head.
Conklin said the man and his son, who was also severely injured by the knife, were treated and released from Stamford Hospital.
“It appears the father got quite intoxicated and at some point put hands on a dancer, which started a disturbance. He was removed from the club by security,” the police captain said. “At some point a black BMW pulled up and blocked their car in with three people in it and assaulted the father and one of the sons very severely. It appears the father pulled the knife to defend himself and that knife was taken from him and he was stabbed with his own knife in the back and the back of his head.”
The sons, both from Fairfield, are 22 and 30 years old.
Conklin says his investigators are looking at the possibility that the disturbance earlier caused inside Mystique with the dancer might have sparked what happened a little later in the parking lot.
The black BMW appears to have targeted the man and his two sons because when the BMW pulled into the club’s parking lot, it immediately blocked the car belonging to the man and his two sons.
“It seems like they were bent on attacking them,” Conklin said.
Because of that, police are looking into whether the dancer may have called some friends to settle the score with the father from New Haven.
Conklin said investigators are pulling videos and talking to witnesses to see if the three are connected to dancer.
The New Haven man did not leave immediately after being kicked out of the club. He stayed for some time in the parking lot, yelling and threatening the bouncers who had thrown him out, while his sons tried to get him to leave, Conklin said.
Conklin said police are also looking into whether the actions taken by Mystique employees may have had some bearing on the incident, say, by over serving the father.
Mystique, in the past, has come under investigation by the police department, which has sent referrals about their actions to the state Liquor Control Commission.
A police investigation into the February 2017 car-crash deaths of Thomas Molgano, 20, and Lucas Salem, 20, revealed that Molgano, who was driving when he hit a tree on Hope Street, had been illegally served liquor at Mystique, Vinny’s Backyard and Tracks on the same night the two died.Read Full Article
Also this weekend, police say a Norwalk man was struck by a car outside Harry O’s Club on Selleck Street on Stamford’s West Side at 1:44 a.m. Saturday.
Police said the man was walking with a club dancer on Selleck Street when a vehicle pulled up and three men got out and began chasing him. While the men chased him the driver threw the transmission into reverse and got the vehicle up to a high rate of speed before striking the man and throwing him from five to 10 feet, police said.