Two Men Arrested After Fight Over Thrown Water Balloon [Updated]

Things got physical between Edward Iannone, 47, and John Flood, 53, after Iannone's son threw a water balloon near Flood, according to police.


[Editor's Note: This article was updated to include the location where the incident occurred as well as additional information about Iannone.]

Two Westport men were arrested on Wednesday after one man's son allegedly threw a water balloon near the other resulting in a physical altercation between the two adults, according to .

The report states that Edward Iannone, 47, of 18 Darbrook Road, approached John Flood, 53, of 156 Compo South Road, after his 10-year-old son told him that Flood chased and then assaulted him when he found out that the juvenile threw a water balloon near Flood. The incident occurred at Compo Beach during the town's annual fireworks show, according to the Stamford Advocate.

According to police, after Iannone's son identified Flood as the assailant, Iannone approached Flood, who was sitting in his car. Flood admitted to him that he chased his son, held him against the fence and assaulted him. Flood then exited his car and attempted to hit Iannone. Police said that Iannone dodged the punch and then struck Flood in the nose causing injury.

Flood was arrested and charged with second-degree strangulation, risk of injury to a child and breach of peace, and later posted bond. Iannone, who according to Advocate served as a Republican member of Board of Finance between 2007 and 2011, was charged with breach of peace and released on a PTA.

Jeke July 07, 2012 at 04:12 AM
I think these two morons should not have any kind of contact with any kids--. Even there own.. Over a water balloon?? Another example of more Money then Brians... At Compo Beach?? What-- Did you think nobody see the assalt??
leo pankishESQ July 07, 2012 at 11:55 AM
I will take the case.....should have thrown punch lower, my advice.... and leed with a right foot to groin.....works every time
Mary Devine July 07, 2012 at 05:52 PM
So you think the father of the kid who was strangled, should have just let it go? Hope there are no kids in your care.


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