Michael Savignano arrested in Fairfield purse snatching involving a pregnant woman

Police say Michael Savignano dragged a pregnant woman a short distance with his car. (2/25/14)

FAIRFIELD - A Bridgeport man is facing charges after police say he stole a purse and dragged a pregnant woman with his car.

Police say they arrested Michael Savignano on Saturday.

The incident happened Friday night in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms on Kings Highway East. 

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Police say the pregnant woman told them she was leaving the store and saw a man taking her purse from her car. 

They say when she tried to get it back, she was dragged a short distance by Savignano's car.

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