New Haven woman takes gun from sleeping attacker

Tyrell Robinson (Photo: New Haven Police Department)
Tyrell Robinson (Photo: New Haven Police Department)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven Police say a woman was able to get the gun away from the boyfriend who pistol whipped her after he fell asleep. Early Sunday morning police got a call from an apartment building on Quinnipiac Avenue. The woman who answered the door told police that her boyfriend, Tyrell Robinson, 29, came to her apartment drunk, pointed a gun at her and pistol whipped her. She told police that when Robinson fell asleep she took the gun and hid it. Police went upstairs, handcuffed Robinson, and took him into custody. Robinson is a convicted felon, and police say the gun had been stolen from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He’s charged with threatening, assault, breach of peace, violating a protection order, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a pistol, and possession of a stolen firearm.

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