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Calif. Man Arrested After Fight At Westport Restaurant

Westport police charged a man from Beverly Hills, Calif., with breach of peace Saturday, July 12, after he got into a fight at a Westport restaurant.
Westport police charged a man from Beverly Hills, Calif., with breach of peace Saturday, July 12, after he got into a fight at a Westport restaurant. Photo Credit: File photo

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A man from Beverly Hills, Calif., was arrested on breach of peace charges early Saturday, July 12, after he got into a fight at a Westport restaurant, police said.

The incident began when William Bennewitz, 27, approached a female patron at Viva Zapata Restaurant, 530 Riverside Ave., at 2:30 a.m., made lewd comments to her and then spit on her, according to a police report.

Her boyfriend then confronted Bennewitz, and a physical altercation ensued, police said.

Bennewitz was charged with breach of peace and given a court date of Tuesday, July 22, in Norwalk Superior Court, and released after posting $500 bond.

The woman's boyfriend was issued a summons on a charge of breach of peace, released at the scene and given a court date of July 22.

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