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Stamford Police: Couple Charged With Assault In Argument Over Taste In Art

Alicia K. Hadar, 30, of 305 E. 25th St., Baltimore, Md., is charged in connection with a fight with her boyfriend. Photo Credit: Stamford Police
Charles Addison Vanderpool, 28, of 13411 Cambria Farms Road, Phoenix, Md., is charged in connection with a fight with his girlfriend. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A disagreement about a taste in art led to a physical fight — with hitting, biting and scratching — between a Maryland couple early Thursday in Stamford, police said.

Charged with one count each of third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace were Alicia K. Hadar, 30, of 305 E. 25th St., Baltimore, Md., and Charles Addison Vanderpool, 28, of 13411 Cambria Farms Road, Phoenix, Md.

The argument erupted as the two were returning to Maryland from vacation when he commented about her lack of taste, police said.

"He said the argument started over him not liking her taste in art," Sgt. Kelly Connelly said. "According to him she has bad taste in art."

Hadar flagged down a Stamford officer on patrol shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday at East Main Street and Crandall Street, police said. She told the officer the couple had argued but didn't say what it was about.

She had ordered Vanderpool out of the car during the dispute, police said. As he was leaving the car, he reached over and grabbed cash from where it was stashed in the driver's side door, she told police said.  

The couple agreed that the argument became physical after that, but each one blamed the other person for starting it, police said.

Vanderpool hit Hadar twice on the head, while she scratched him and bit his left arm, police said. 

Bond for each was set at $5,000. Both were scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Thursday.

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