Police: Man panhandling at Westport train station had stun gun
Updated 3:05 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017
WESTPORT — A Bridgeport man allegedly reached for a stun gun when an officer told him to put his hands against the wall for a pat-down at the Westport Train Station.
The 53-year-old man was panhandling from commuters at the station on the afternoon of March 17, according to police, and acted suspiciously when an officer arrived and questioned him. Finding his actions unusual, the officer asked Shawn Frasier to put his hands on the wall behind him so he could pat him down for weapons, police said, but Frasier did not and instead reached for his pocket.
After cuffing Frasier, police said they found a stun gun, commonly referred to as a Taser, in the pocket he had tried to grab something from. Police arrested the resident of Hanover Street in Bridgeport just after 4 p.m. and charged him with carrying a dangerous weapon and interfering with an officer. Frasier was held on a $20,000 bond ahead of a March 29 court date.