Southington man charged in violent incident at hotel

Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:44


SOUTHINGTON - Police arrested a Southington man Tuesday and charged him with beating a woman, holding a knife to her throat and trying to throw her out the window of a local hotel.

Police said Michael Lasek, 39, struck the woman, who has not been identified, in the face multiple times and kicked her in the stomach during a domestic dispute at the Residence Inn, at 778 West St.

Lasek also choked the woman, according to police, who also allege that he held a knife to the woman’s throat and tried to throw her out of the hotel room’s window.

The victim tried to call 911, but Lasek ripped the phone from the wall and hit her in the head with it, according to police.

She later got out of the room and was seen by hotel staff running down the hall with Lasek following her, police said.

The woman was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of injuries to her face and head.

Lasek has been charged with second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree strangulation, interfering with a 911 call and second-degree breach of peace.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:44. Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:47.