STAMFORD, Conn., -- A man was accused of burning his girlfriend's belongings in a driveway Sunday, Aug. 17, and then pulling a 10-inch knife on her threatening to kill her because she didn't want to tell her mother about their relationship, police said.
Eduardo Castro-Carino, 26, of 131 West Broad St., was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless burning, second-degree threatening, fourth-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace. He was given a $10,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday, Aug. 18.
Police said that he dropped off his girlfriend's daughter at her job in the Bronx earlier on Sunday and told his 22-year-old girlfriend that he wanted to speak with her mother to let her know about their relationship.
The girlfriend asked him not to and he became irate and left the store. Later in the evening she received a ride from a friend to retrieve her belongings but stopped by Stamford Police headquarters to ask for an escort because Castro-Carino had threatened to burn her belongings.
When she arrived at his residence she saw him lighting her items on fire and she approached him. The two argued and he allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to kill her, police said. She retreated to her car.
A resident extinguished the fire and police arrested Castro-Carino but could not find a knife.