Bizarre incident at Barton bar leads to charges

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Mr. Clarke went behind the saloon, where he began offering fruit to people.  He then sat down on the ground, and began praying and chanting”

by David Dudley

NEWPORT — Police said an East Haven man assaulted a bouncer before being thrown out of the Lake House Saloon in Barton on Sunday.  The bouncer asked 51-year-old Benjamin Clarke to leave the bar because he “wasn’t acting right,” State Trooper Sergeant Debra Munson’s affidavit says.

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