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Woman Sucker Punches Patron, Assaults Off-Duty Cop At Bar, Stamford PD Says

A woman punched another woman and an off-duty cop at the Sign of the Whale.
A woman punched another woman and an off-duty cop at the Sign of the Whale. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

An off-duty Stamford police officer was punched in the jaw and a patron in the face after a woman bumped into another woman at a popular Harbor Point bar, according to the Stamford Police.

Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said the incident took place Monday night at the Sign of the Whale when a woman bumped into Lilijana Memlia, 26, of the Bronx.

Shawinsky said Memlia punched the woman in the face after the victim apologizedĀ for bumping into her.

An off-duty police officer working security broke up the fight and tried to calm everyone down, Shawinsky said.

After identifying himself as an off-duty cop and trying to escort Memlia out of the bar, she hauled off and hit him in the jaw, Shawinsky said.

Memlia was charged with assault on a police officer and assault.

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