NORWALK — A city man was arrested early Friday after a Washington Street waitress complained he got into her car, fondled her and exposed himself as she drove through East Norwalk before she stopped at a gas station to call police.
Sidney Obando, 35, of 32 Pine St., Norwalk, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint, public indecency and first-degree criminal trespass. He was released after posting $5,000 bond following his arraignment at state Superior Court in Norwalk early Friday afternoon.
The waitress, a 32-year-old Greenwich resident, said while she was stopped at Washington and Water streets on her way home from work, shortly before 2 a.m. Obando opened her door and jumped into her passenger seat uninvited.
The woman, who told police she feared Obando would rape her, told him to get out of the car and drove to East Norwalk in hopes someone was there to help her, a police report of the incident said.
As Obando was telling the woman how he wanted to have sex with her, she kept driving while he was trying to open her legs, police said. In order to stall Obando, she told him to wait until they got to where they were going, the report said.
After stopping at the Ludlowe Commons nursing home, near the East Norwalk railroad station, the woman went inside and told an employee there she could not get a man out of her car. This man directed her to the Mobil station at East Avenue and Winfield Street, because there was usually an officer there, the report said.
The woman then got back in her car, drove to the station and called police.
Excuse me? She got back into the car with the man?