UPDATE: Ansonia Man Arrested After Seymour Altercation
by STAFF | Mar 7, 2013 9:49 am
A 25-year-old Ansonia man was arrested outside the Bank of America on Main Street in Seymour Tuesday after allegedly getting into an argument with an employee of an armored car service.
Seymour police charged the man, Filippo Accettullo, with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.
Accettullo called the Valley Indy March 7 and hotly disputed the police account of the incident, saying he was trying to get information about the armored truck because the driver of the vehicle had almost caused an accident in front of the bank.
The incident happened about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 5), after an armored vehicle from the Garda company pulled in front of the bank.
The suspect allegedly followed the guard into the bank and back out onto the sidewalk and, at some point, tried to get into the armored vehicle, according to reports from the scene.
Accettullo on March 7 said he never followed the guard.
He said he spoke with the manager of the bank and that “I was leaving the bank when police arrived.”
“I never tried to touch the truck, I never tried to get into that truck,” Accettullo said. “I’m not an idiot.”
Accettullo was freed after posting a $1,000 bond. He’s due at Superior Court in Derby March 19.