STAMFORD, Conn. -- Police arrested three Stamford men and charged them with assaulting another man and threatening him with a knife on Monday, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Someone reported to police that he had seen the three suspects surrounding a 36-year-old man behind a bodega on Richmond Hill Avenue, and that they were beating him up and waving knives around, according to the Stamford Advocate. The man yelled at the three and they stopped, but one of them later confronted the victim again, the Stamford Advocate reported.
One of the three men thought that the victim had stolen his cell phone, police told the Stamford Advocate. Officers arrived on scene and viewed surveillance video, which corroborated the witness's story, and were able to locate and arrest the three men on Tuesday, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Police charged 26-year-old Selvin Orellana, 19-year-old Alexander Jiminez-Mendez, and 18-year-old Brandon Espinoza with breach of peace, assault, conspiracy to commit assault and carrying a dangerous weapon, according to the Stamford Advocate. Orellana was also charged with first-degree threatening after saying he would return and shoot up the store, according to the Stamford Advocate.
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