Man charged with threatening to shoot woman in parking garage

New London — A 26-year-old Norwich man is due in court next month to answer to charges he threatened to shoot a woman in the city-owned Water Street parking garage.

Hector Pagan, 26, of 140 Washington St., Norwich, is charged with first-degree threatening and third-degree criminal trespass in the Aug. 1 incident.

The alleged victim in the case, a 59-year-old New London woman who asked not to be identified because of safety concerns, said it was a life-changing event. She said she no longer feels safe going anywhere by herself.

The woman said she was pulling into a parking spot on the ground level of the garage when a man approached her car and told her to put the window down. He then placed two hands on her partially open window and told her “if you don’t put that window down I’ve got a gun in the bag and I’m going to shoot you,” she said.

The woman said she sounded her horn to scare the man off, drove to the attendant’s office and called police. She said police had the man on the ground and in custody of police before she was even able to speak with an officer.

Pagan is free after posting a $500 bond and is due to appear Sept. 12 at New London Superior Court.

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