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Man Accused of Price Tag Switch at Fairfield Store

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Waterbury man was arrested trying to switch price tags to save more than $500 at Home Depot on Sunday afternoon, Fairfield Police reported.

Store security told police that Daniel A. Megura, 52, switched the tag for a tool kit with one from an item costing $359 less and tried to pay the lower price at the cashier. When security stopped him, he admitted doing the same to buy an item for $192 less earlier in the day. Fairfield Police charged Megura with two counts of sixth degree larceny and released him on a $500 bond. He is due in court Sept. 19.

Also from the police blotter:

? Brittany James, 19, of Westport was arrested for assaulting a fellow concertgoer at Friday night at Sacred Heart University, police report. Fairfield officers providing security at the event said James jumped on the back of another woman and punched her while she was on the ground. It took two officers to pull James off the other woman. James was charged with breach of the peace. She was released at the scene on a promise to appear in court Sept. 16. Police say the victim became lost in the crowd after the incident.

? Thieves stole a car from an unlocked Elm Street garage early Saturday morning. The vehicle’s owner told police his blue four-door 2007 Honda Civic was taken sometime between 3 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

? Thieves caused an estimated $40,000 in damage at Whole Foods sometime over the weekend. The manager told Fairfield Police on Monday that copper and aluminum coils were stolen from the supermarket’s four rooftop air conditioning units. Police estimated the parts would sell for about $1,000 at a scrap metal shop. But damage done by the thieves as they removed the units will force the store to replace all four, which cost about $10,000 each.

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