STAMFORD — Police have charged a 43-year-old Stamford in-line skater with risk of injury to a minor and assault after an alleged confrontation with a father and his two sons over the right of way on a path in Cove Island Park Monday morning, police said.
The in-line skater, Chris Karamon, 43, of 1307 Hope Street, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, third-degree assault, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and breach of peace, according to Lt. Sean Cooney of the Stamford Police Department.
Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, Karamon was skating down the path when he allegedly shouted and cursed at the father that his four-year-old son on a tricycle was in a designated area for in-line skaters, Cooney said.
“Mr. Karamon’s contention is that the four-year-old was on the wrong side of the path,” Cooney said. “But the path is for use by everybody and we can’t have Rollerbladers or anybody cursing out people.”
A short while later Karamon was approaching the family again and collided with the father who shielded his four- and two-year-old sons, Cooney said.
Karamon fell to the ground, and allegedly threw his helmet and water bottle at the father, Cooney said.
Several bystanders called police, Cooney said, and another witness intervened to separate Karamon and the father.
Karamon declined comment when contacted about the incident Tuesday morning.
Karamon was released on $10,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in state