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Five Guys' Disturbance Leads to Arrest

An alleged dispute between two stepbrothers occurred at dinnertime Saturday at the Grasmere Avenue burger joint, police said.

Police are investigating a disturbance at Five Guys Burgers and Fries that so far has lead to one arrest.

Just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, employees at the Grasmere Avenue burger joint reported to police that a man came in and engaged in a verbal altercation with his stepbrother, who is a manager at Five Guys, according to police.

Julian Mercedes, 21, of Ash Street in Fairfield, was charged with second-degree breach of peace after he and his stepbrother, the site's manager, were reportedly arguing in front of customers and other employees about a laptop, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

According to the report, Mercedes slapped his stepbrother across the face during the argument.

A third man, whom police believe to be another brother, tried to stop the fight, Lussier said.

Mercedes was released and was scheduled to have appeared in court on Monday. The incident remains under investigation.

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Also in the blotter: 

A Trumbull man was charged with sixth-degree larceny Friday after he allegedly tried to shoplift $42 worth of groceries from the Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff, police said.

Stop & Shop security detained Kurt Justinius, 53, after they reportedly noticed him pay for a portion of the items at the self-checkout and then walk out of the store.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 2.

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