Lo­cal man ac­cused of yelling ra­cial slur at kids

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Tara O’Neill

DERBY — A city man was charged ear­lier this week after he re­peat­edly yelled the n-word at a group of kids and tried to start a fight with them, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Keith Mon­gold, 30, of Hawthorne Av­enue in Derby, was found to be in vi­o­la­tion of a Connecticut statute — breach of peace based on big­otry and bias, po­lice said. Court records in­di­cated he was charged with sec­ond-de­gree in­tim­i­da­tion due to bias.

Po­lice said there were sev­eral 911 calls about a dis­tur­bance in front of a res­i­dence in the 200 block of Hawthorne Av­enue on Mon­day.

Once of­fi­cers got to the scene and in­ves­ti­gated, it ended with Mon­gold in hand­cuffs. Po­lice said “Mon­gold was highly in­tox­i­cated, slur­ring his words and sway­ing back and forth.”

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that Mon­gold rents an apart­ment on Hawthorne Av­enue and had blocked in his land­lord’s car in the drive­way. Po­lice said the land­lord lives in the same dwelling.

“Mon­gold was out­side so the land­lord asked him to move his car and asked him for his month’s rent,” po­lice said.

In­stead, Mon­gold started to yell at his land­lord, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. And while that ar­gu­ment was un­der­way, a small group of ju­ve­niles walked by, who po­lice said were His­panic and African-Amer­i­can.

“Mon­gold then di­rected his anger to­ward the kids, call­ing them the n-word and con­tin­ued to scream it at them try­ing to in­sti­gate them into a fight,” po­lice said.

Mon­gold is due in court on Thurs­day.

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