#Bridgeport, CT – Jan. 2, 2014)– Two rooming house neighbors were charged with assaulting each other over a dispute over the ownership of eggs.
Officer Kenneth Ruge responded to 743 Iranistan Ave. on an assault report. He spoke with Frank Wright, 53, who stated that he was making ham and eggs in a common kitchen area when another tenant, Phillip Jackson, 25, started yelling, stating that the eggs belonged to him. Wright said Jackson then picked up a baseball bat and struck Wright’s right hand with it. His hand was swollen and bleeding.
Police subsequently located Jackson a few houses away. He had a small abrasion near his right ear. He told police that he exited his bedroom and saw Wright preparing eggs that belonged to Jackson. They argued and Wright picked up a can of pork and beans and threw it, striking Jackson in the head, Jackson stated.
Jackson was arrested for second-degree assault and held on $5,000 bond. Wright was taken to the hospital for treatment and was issued a misdemeanor summons for third degree assault.