Danbury man arrested for ‘lewd’ behavior outside daycare

DANBURY — Police arrested a 39-year-old city man Wednesday morning after he allegedly placed a stuffed sock into his pants and approached several women outside a day care center while making what police called “lewd” comments and gestures.

A four-year-old girl was on her way into the Danbury Head Start Center on Foster Avenue with her aunt when Willins Miranda approached them on school grounds at about 8:30 a.m., prompting a charge of impairing the morals of children among related counts, said Danbury Police Lt. Christian Carroccio, city police spokesman.

The victim was one of at least two women who police say Miranda approached on school grounds while wearing fleece pants with a large sock stuffed with scarves underneath them. Miranda asked the women to look at the bulge in his pants while making thrusting motions, Carroccio said.

After receiving several 911 calls from both employees at the day care center and parents who had been victimized, responding officers found Miranda a short distance away on Main Street.

When they approached him, the officers realized Miranda was intoxicated and noted that the stuffed sock was still in his pants, Carroccio said.

In addition to the impairing the morals of children charge, Miranda also faces counts of interfering with an officer, breach of peace and loitering on school grounds. He was held on a $15,000 bond.

Dennis O'Malley