Assault Charges Dropped Against WPLR's Michael Lapitino
August 24, 2011 at 4:46 AM (PT)
Charges have been dropped against COX Rocker WPLR/NEW HAVEN afternooner MICHAEL "YOUR OLD BUDDY LAPPY" LAPITINO, who was arrested last month (NET NEWS 7/28) on a charge of third-degree assault after turning himself into BRANFORD Police.
LAPITINO told THE BRANFORD PATCH "that he and his longtime girlfriend had gotten into a fight on JUNE 9th, which led to his arrest by BRANFORD Police. In what LAPITINO calls a 'scuffle,' he said he and his girlfriend had a disagreement in his car at 11 Business Park Drive in BRANFORD. Though LAPITINO admits he was grabbing at his girlfriend’s purse -- she was the passenger in the car -- [but] he did not hit her."
"There wasn’t any physical hitting," he said. "It was one of those personal fights that got public."