Monroe resident wants Bridgeport to replace Uggs

BRIDGEPORT — A woman is asking the city to replace her Ugg boots, which were damaged during a visit last month to the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
Gina Zamary, of Monroe, filed her claim this month in the Bridgeport City Clerk’s office for the $250 to replace her Uggs. In a letter, Zamary states that on January 25 she attended a Sound Tiger’s hockey game at the arena with her son and husband. The family parked in one of the city-owned lots across the street.
“I came out of our car from the passenger side,” she wrote, “and proceeded across the front of our car and then found myself face down on the ground. When I turned to see what had happened I saw a Rebar hooked inside the front of my Ugg boots.”
The beige boots were torn in the front. Zamary decided to file her claim after Tom Saunders, the arena’s director of operations, informed her the venue was not liable because the parking lot was city-owned.
“If this had happened to someone elderly it could have been a more serious matter than a torn boot and some discomfort for a few days,” Zamary wrote in her letter.
She also notes that when she left the arena “the Rebar was still there…waiting for the next unfortunate individual.”

Keila Torres Ocasio