A Naugatuck man is facing charges after police say he approached a group of teens he'd never met, grabbed a 15-year-old girl and offered her alcohol, then called her a "pretty girl" and asked to speak with her privately.
Ryan Havican, 39, confronted the group on the Naugatuck Green around 11 p.m. Friday, according to police. The teen told officers Havican asked if she wanted a drink, said "who cares" when she told him she was underage and pressured her to "join him."
Havican put his hand out for the girl to shake it, and when she did, he pulled her toward him and put his hands on her waist and shoulder, according to police. Authorities said Havican squeezed the girl and told her he "didn't want her out late."
As the teen's friend pulled her away, Havican whispered in her ear that he had been in jail before and said she was a "pretty girl," according to police.
The teen was scared, and police said Havican walked away when she started crying. The girl's parents called police after she went home and told them what had happened.
Officers found Havican in the area with a 5-inch blade on him.
Havican was charged with second-degree unlawful restraint, risk of injury to a child, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace. Havican was held on a $10,000 surety bond ahead of his court appearance Monday.