A 62-year-old city man whose had two run-ins with police in October after a dispute and scuffle at a North End pizza bar was arrested this week after attacking a woman, according to Middletown Police.
On Dec. 9 at 7:39 p.m., police were called about a man with a long white beard who was choking and dragging a woman behind a home on College Street, according to the report.
Police say no one answered the door but they could hear a woman crying inside and found Thomas Hirsch, 62, who struggled with police but was eventually handcuffed. The report says the woman was highly intoxicated, very uncommunicative and unresponsive to basic questions, but denied Hirsch had dragged, choked or even touched her.
The report says a witness saw him pick her up by the hair and force her into apartment 169 while the victim screamed.
Hirsch was charged with breach of peace is being held on a $5,000 bond until his Dec. 30 court date.
Hirsch has two convictions, according to the Connecticut Judicial System website, a public indecency in Middletown in 2007 and a second-degree breach of peace from the same year in New London.
On Oct. 19, Hirsch was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and interfering with an officer after causing a disturbance at Krust Pizza and Bourbon Bar on Main Street. He was arrested on Oct. 8 for similar charges, according to the report, and while being booked, he told officers he was going to get the Mafia to get his money and was going to "sucker punch" one of the owners.