Lisa Seyler, Wallingford's animal control officer, was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a co-worker with a coffee mug and a trash can, among other items.
Seyler, 50, allegedly assaulted Dean Rizzo, her co-worker, on July 21 by throwing various items at him, including a trash can and a coffee mug, according to The Record-Journal. Rizzo refused medical treatment for the injuries, but Seyler was still charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
The newspaper reports that Rizzo and Syler had a "girlfriend-boyfriend-type" relationship, although Rizzo is married to a woman who had also worked in the town's animal control department. Despite the arrests, Syler, who lives in Wallingford, remains on the job as the town's animal control officer.