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Milford man accused of flower theft now facing weapons charge

October 26, 2017 GMT

STRATFORD — There’s stopping to smell the flowers, and then there’s stealing them.

Myles Safyre, 48, of Milford, faces larceny charges after he allegedly stole $192.40 worth of beer and flowers from a Stratford pharmacy on Oct. 3, according to Stratford Police.

Safyre was arrested on Friday by Milford Police and charged with illegal possession of a weapon after they allegedly found him with a pellet gun.

“Due to a previous a previous conviction (he) is banned from having such a weapons and also violated a standing protective order by possessing the weapon,” Milford Police spokesman Joeseph Dempsey said, in a statement.

In 2012, police used a stun gun on Safyre during an arrest related to violation of a protective order secured by his wife.

In 2011, he was convicted in an Ansonia larceny case and a Second-degree breach of peace in Shelton.