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Nursing home has man arrested for trying to kiss his wife

November 13, 2018

FAIRFIELD - Heinz Vonkuthy just wanted to kiss his wife goodbye.

But instead, officials at Regal Care in the Southport section of Fairfield had the 91-year-old Easton man arrested.

“I was there, and my wife was very happy to see me and then they made me leave,” Vonkuthy told Hearst Connecticut Media on Tuesday. “It was all very strange.”

In fact, according to the police report, officials at Regal Care called police who came and arrested Vonkuthy and charged him with criminal trespass. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

The report states that when officers arrived Vonkuthy was standing outside his wife’s room.

“He wanted to give his wife a kiss and then said he would leave,” police stated in the report. However, it continues that nursing home officials insisted that police arrest Vonkuthy.

“The manager of Regal Care, Onyeabo Ekekwe, stated he could not allow (Vonkuthy) to do that because they were concerned he would pass items to his wife through his mouth,” the police report states.

Officials of Regal Care did not immediately return calls for comment.

The report states that officers have been called to the nursing home 26 times regarding Vonkuthy. The report states that he doesn’t respect the rules of the facility and has been told he cannot see his wife.

Vonkuthy’s wife is 77 and has been at the nursing home for a year and a half.

“I’m going to take her out and take her to a more reasonable senior center,” Vonkuthy told Hearst.

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