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Wilton Police: Man Strikes Co-Worker After Complaints Of Slow Work

Alfredo Meledez-Palmer is charged with assaulting a co-worker during a home renovation in Wilton earlier this summer after the co-worker complained about the suspect's pace of work, police said.
Alfredo Meledez-Palmer is charged with assaulting a co-worker during a home renovation in Wilton earlier this summer after the co-worker complained about the suspect's pace of work, police said. Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

WILTON, Conn. -- Angered by his co-worker's comments about his slow pace of work at a home construction project earlier this summer, a Bridgeport man punched the other man and struck him with a metal level, said police.

who arrested the man Saturday.

Alfredo Melendez-Palma, 29, of 45 Palm St., second floor, Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday on a warrant. He was charged with one count each of second-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening.

Bond was set at $5,000, and he was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Tuesday.

The two men were renovating a room at a Tanners Drive residence on Aug. 12 when the dispute occurred, police said. The suspect punched his co-worker, threw broken floor tile at him and then struck him with a metal level, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene, police said.

As officers were processing Melendez-Palma, they discovered there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a disorderly conduct charge in Bridgeport.

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