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Police: Man Intimidated Son's Bullies

Teens say they were antagonized to fight.

A local man who thought his 12-year-old son was being bullied decided to take matters into his own hands and confront the bullies himself, police say.

Carlos Stuart, 39, of 59 Ridge Road in the Lantern Park condominium complex, stood near his son's bus stop on Oct. 28 when he saw what he interpreted as two older students picking on his son, police said.

Stuart approached the two teens, who later reported to police that he intimidated them, swore at the them and attempted to antagonize them to fight him, according to a police report.

Stuart admitted to approaching the teens, but told police he did not swear and did not antagonize them to fight, police said.

He was charged by warrant Saturday with breach of peace. Stuart was given a court date of Dec. 18 after being released on a $1,000 non-surety bond. 

Stuart has a criminal history. Last December, he was charged with threatening, assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after being involved in a domestic violence incident, according to Judicial Branch records. His entered into a family violence program, and his case is awaiting disposition after a successful completion of that program, according to the Judicial Branch records. 

Karen Dilger December 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Why weren't the bullies arrested as well? It's ok to bully someone and its not ok to protect your child? Naugatuck police are pretty useless and stupid. If the bullies weren't targeting that man's son, then the man wouldn't have to go out there to protect his kid. And did you see how the bullies turned into pansy-asses when confronted? The kid who was bullied should go down to the police station and press charges against the pansey-assed bullies, so they, too, get their day in court. Also, the kid being bullied needs some boxing lessons, so he can knock the crap out of those bullies. Then they wouldn't bother him any more. As we all know, bullies are cowards on the inside.
Marta S December 10, 2013 at 03:57 PM
As a child who was bullied, I can tell you from experience that it is best for the parents to stay out of their child's business. My mother went through all the proper channels...teachers, principal, the bully's parents...it only made things worse. That being said, the only way a bully will back down, is if they are scared of you. I've taught my own kids that if anybody lays a hand on them...this is inexcusable, and you strike back twice as hard so that they think twice the next time...and don't worry your parents will back you up on this with the principal. Luckily, none of my kids ever had a problem with this...One more thing...I've taught my kids that if they ever witness someone being bullied, they should grab some friends and come to their defense, because there is safety in numbers. One of my kids tried this tactic, and it worked beautifully!
SKID January 08, 2014 at 04:10 AM
The real criminals here are these bullies loser parents. They should be arrested for doing such a poor job.

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