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Fairfield Cops: Cell Phone Plea Leads Officer Right To Fleeing Suspect

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers tracked down two Fairfield men early Saturday, after they drove a car into a Mill Plain Road utility pole and across three front lawns, wrestled on the ground for a bit and then ran off down a dead-end street, police said.

Police said an officer found one of the pair, 21-year-old Christopher Pecora, because he heard him on his cell phone, saying “Help! Help! The police are coming after me! I can’t get arrested again!”

Shortly before 2 a.m., a resident called 911 to say a car traveling north on Mill Plain Road struck a utility pole and two men were wrestling around on the ground, police said.

He said they ran toward Crystal Lane, which is a dead end.

Police found the driver, Rett Adinolfi, 20, of Wampus Way, in the area. He had facial injuries and was transported to Bridgeport Hospital.

A police officer tracked Pecora, of Rakoczy Avenue, to a nearby wooded space, where he heard him rustling through the leaves and talking on his cell phone.

Pecora was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer. He was released on a promise to appear in court on May 16.

Police are investigating the crash, which damaged the pole, three lawns, mailboxes and a parked car. Charges are pending for Adinolfi, police said.

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