Public Works official dumps tons of snow on parked car

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH)– Old Saybrook Police are investigating a town employee and what happened during a February snow storm.

Public Works employee Lawrence Bonin Jr. is being investigated by town officials, including the police department, for allegedly dumping loads of snow on a parked car, crushing it and causing more than $5,000 in damage.

Numerous sources tell News8 that the car was damaged after Bonin used a front end loader plow to lift the snow above the car and dump it on top of it. Police are using surveillance footage from cameras around town hall as a key piece of evidence.

Town leaders would not comment on the incident on the record, citing an ongoing investigation

However, Bonin’s father, and Public Works Director Larry Bonin Sr. say Bonin was not on the job when asked on Thursday. Sources say town leaders met Thursday morning to negotiate the terms of Bonin’s termination.

News8 requested copies of the video tape, but were denied, because the tape is part of the investigation. A pending Freedom of Information request has not been responded to by Old Saybrook officials.

The woman, who’s car was damaged, denied comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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