September 25, 2009

Police: Karaoke singer attacked in bar

Police in Connecticut said six women attacked a karaoke singer because they disliked her performance.

Investigators said the victim, a 25-year-old Stamford woman, was singing at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Cafe in Stamford when the six suspects shouted derogatory statements, The (Norwalk, Conn.) Hour reported Friday.

The victim suffered a chipped tooth and bruises and was treated and released at Stamford Hospital.

Lt. Sean Cooney, a Stamford police spokesman, said the fight broke out after the singer told the other women they could leave if they did not like her singing.

The alleged attackers were charged with third-degree assault, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and breach of peace. They were each released on $500 bond and are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 2.

Police identified the women as Diana Strickland, 20, of Stamford, Martisa Chambers, of Norwalk, Danielle Swanson, 19, of Norwalk, Deja Hines, of Stamford, Michelle Rosedom, 19, of Stamford and Chaniel McRae, 20, of Norwalk.