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PD: Man Dragged Middletown Woman by the Hair, Choked Her

A witness said Thomas Hirsch picked up a woman by the hair and forced her into an apartment on College Street, according to Middletown Police.

Middletown Court
Middletown Court

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. 

Jose December 11, 2013 at 03:04 PM
The man involved in this arrest is believed to be none other than CT's. own governor (one term Malloy). After playing Santa at a child's Christmas party, the man who had been apparently drinking more than his share of eggnog, stumbled out the door of the home and attacked the elderly woman. Then the cover up began. The name was changed to protect the guilty and a payoff ensued. Don't expect any follow up to this story for obvious reasons.
Sam December 11, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Jose, your assertion strains my credulity! I won't expect any follow-up because your claim is ridiculous.
Jose December 12, 2013 at 02:14 AM
I'm sorry you aren't willing to explore the story. You turned on me without cause. Am I passing along the story I believed to be accurate. Easy Sam.

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