In addition, to paint more of the background:
- Within the previous 24 hours there had been a vicious sexual assault of a female not far from where this incident occurred.
- New Fairfield has 6 resident state troopers and 6 town cops total to cover a town of 25 square miles and 14,000 residents. At the time of the incident, there are typically no more than 2 cops on duty. Response time to a 911 call is highly variable and nothing you can count on.
- There are no street lights on the street where the incident took place.