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Fight erupts at Stamford Chinese restaurant over mouse found in food

August 3, 2018

STAMFORD — Antwaun Boyd was expecting a carton of fried rice when he ordered delivery from China Xpress this week.

What he got, police said, was a fried mouse.

A fight erupted Thursday night when the 25-year-old Stamford man and his grandmother went to the Selleck Street restaurant to confront employees about the surprise they found in the meal they ordered the previous night, police said.

An employee examined the rice and removed the mouse, claiming Boyd was lying about the rodent, police said. Boyd responded by punching the employee in the face, police said.

As the fight escalated, police said other employees poured out of the kitchen and attacked Boyd and his grandmother with wooden spoons.

Boyd fled the restaurant with some friends, leaving his grandmother at the restaurant where police said an employee struck her with a wooden spoon.

Boyd’s grandmother and the employee who was punched were taken to Stamford Hospital.

Boyd turned himself in later Thursday night and was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Charges are pending against the employee who attacked Boyd’s grandmother.

Police and the city’s health department are investigating the incident.

erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com; (203) 964-2265; @erin_kayata

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