Police say man who stole wallet tried to bite cop during arrest

A former Schick employee who allegedly stole a wallet from Schick in October tried to bite a police officer and injured three officers when he was arrested on a warrant this week.

Police said Albert Dias, 27, of Sylvan Avenue in Bridgeport became combative when police apprehended him on an arrest warrant Jan. 6. He fought with several officers, resisted their efforts to arrest him and attempted to bite one of them, police said.

Three of the officers suffered minor injuries during the apprehension.

The arrest stems from an Oct. 18 incident, when police received a complaint regarding a stolen wallet from Schick in Milford. An investigation revealed that the wallet contained a credit card that was used to make unauthorized purchases at a nearby pharmacy for $618.85.

Dias, who worked at Schick at the time, was identified as using the credit card, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.

Because he became combative, additional charges were lodged against Dias. He was charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with police as well as larceny, credit card theft, receiving goods by illegal use of a credit card and illegal use of a credit card.

He was held in police custody on a $55,000 bond.