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Bridgeport Man Allegedly Gave Cousin's Name To Norwalk Cops At Arrest

Qadir Al-Amir
Qadir Al-Amir Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man wanted to keep it all in the family — by giving Norwalk Police his cousin's name when he was arrested two years ago.

Qadir Al-Amir, 38, of 43 Yale St., Bridgeport, was arrested in Norwalk on Dec. 14, 2014. He allegedly gave police his cousin's name at the time of his arrest, according to police. 

But his cousin got a letter from the court telling him he had missed his court appearance in the case, police said. The victim went to police and said he suspected his cousin had given the false name at his arrest, police said. 

Early Monday, Al-Amir was taken into custody by state police on an unrelated matter and it was discovered that Norwalk Police had a warrant for him.

Al-Amir was charged with interfering with an officer and criminal impersonation. Bond was set at $5,000, and he was given a court date of Dec. 12.

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