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PD: Man Breaks Into Ex's Home, Gags Her



    PD: Man Breaks Into Ex's Home, Gags Her
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    Police arrested a Norwalk man on accusations he broke into his ex-girlfriend's Stamford home and gagged her with tape.

    The Stamford Advocate reports 30-year-old Bhaumik Patel was arraigned Wednesday on charges of home invasion, burglary, unlawful restraint and assault in connection with the Tuesday night break-in.

    Police say Patel told officers he broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and bound her to let her know she'd be endangering herself if she treated men like she treated him.

    Patel says the 26-year-old woman cut off contact and told co-workers he was a stalker.

    Police say Patel dialed 911, admitted his kidnapping plan and let officers into the building's lobby. The court clerk's office said Patel does not yet have a lawyer to represent him.

    Patel told police he and the woman had dates seriously for two years but that she stopped talking to him a month ago, according to the Stamford Advocate.

    He used the keys he had made while they were dating to get into her home and waited for her in a vacant bedroom, the newspaper reported. The woman screamed when he approached, so he tightly held her and used tape he'd brought in a gym bag to cover her mouth.

    His next court appearance is set for Dec. 22.