Police: Stamford man beaten with baseball bat

Norwalk police cruiser (file).

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – A Stamford man allegedly beat another man with a baseball during a dispute Friday night.

Richard Testa, 45, of Pershing Drive, Stamford, is charged with second-degree assault.

Police said the assault took place on Stuart Avenue after a festival. Testa then drove away, leaving the 34-year-old victim on the ground, covered in blood with head and face wounds. The man was transported to Norwalk Hospital by ambulance.

Police said they soon stopped Testa’s truck, in which they found a bloody metal baseball bat on the floor and the man’s wallet. Testa also had blood on his clothing, police said. Testa said he poked the man with the baseball bat, according to police.

The suspect’s bond was set at $25,000 for a court appearance.

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