On May 27, a was responding to an emergency call, and with sirens on, became blocked en route by a pickup truck which would not move over, police reports state. When the pickup truck did pull over, the emergency responders were given the middle finger and treated to the blaring of a hand-held air horn from the pickup’s driver, according to police report. The ambulance crew reported the vehicle’s license plate and a warrant was obtained for the driver.
Nearly one month later on June 20*, two detectives coming back from an area detective conference located in Norwalk spotted the pickup truck—they were already familiar with the driver—and coordinated with Norwalk police in order to execute the arrest, police said.
The driver, identified as Matt Klein, 42, of Rose Lane in Danbury, was charged with breach of peace in the second degree and obstruction of an emergency vehicle, which are both infractions.
Police said that Klein said he was sorry that he had behaved as he did and that he had been upset at a recent bill he had incurred after having had to use an ambulance’s services for undisclosed reasons.
*Erroneously reported as July 20