STAMFORD, Conn. -- A belligerent customer challenged the manager of Curley's Diner to a fight after he was told to leave the downtown eatery due to his erratic behavior early Wednesday, according to police, who arrested the man.
Dwayne Lyle, 35, of 39 Hillcrest Ave., Stamford, is charged with first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree threatening and creating a public disturbance.
Lyle was a frequent customer at the diner over the last several weeks but became a disruptive influence with other customers, police said. At one time, he threw food in the restaurant, diner staff told police. Diner staff were able to make him leave after the earlier disruptive incidents, police said.
However, police said, an intoxicated Lyle was once again disruptive Wednesday but refused to leave. He also threatened the manager and challenged the manager to a fight, police said.
When officers arrived, he was uncooperative and refused to answer any questions, police said. He continued that lack of cooperation at the police station and declined to be fingerprinted, Sgt. Kelly Connelly said.
Bond was set at $1,000. His first scheduled court date is set for Aug. 19.