A Greenwich man is accused of using the N-word at a parking official in New Canaan.
According to the police report, around 9:45 a.m. on the date on question, Liebenguth, 55, was issued a ticket for parking his 1999 Ford Escort in an unpaid spot at Morse Court on South Avenue.
Upon returning to vehicle, Liebenguth saw the ticket on his SUV and the parking officer nearby and began questioning the official as to why he was issued the summons.
The parking official said Liebenguth then became verbally abusive and told him “remember what happened in Ferguson? referring to a recent shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Missouri.
Liebenguth then allegedly called the victim the N-word before speeding off.
The police was called and a bystander told officers that she too heard the racial slur.
After an investigation a warrant was issued for Liebenguth’s arrest and on September 17th he surrendered to New Canaan police, who charged him with second-degree breach of peace. He later sent a letter to New Canaan Police Department saying he plans to file a complaint against the parking officer
Liebenguth, who appeared in Norwalk state Superior court on September 29th, read a prepared statement after his court date saying: “false claims and sensationalized charges of discrimination or bias have never worked out well for the false accusers.”
He then went on to say that he was “calling on the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to finally address this national issue and problem of sensationalized race baiting anytime a simple difference of opinion exists between diverse Americans.”
Liebenguth’s next court date is scheduled for October 27th.