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Police: Man grabs woman, threatens her children

July 10. 2013 12:11AM

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DUPONT — Police found an underwear-clad man hiding in the attic of his Main Street residence after he allegedly molested a woman and threatened to harm her children and boyfriend.

A woman told police Christopher Anthony Stanco, 32, grabbed her from behind as she got out of a car on Center Street on Saturday. The woman shoved Stanco into bushes as she ran to get her boyfriend.

Stanco yelled, “Give me all your money, bitch!” as the boyfriend approached him, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said Stanco threatened to harm the woman’s children and the boyfriend and vowed, “I’ll be back,” the complaint says.

Stanco ran away as police pulled onto Center Street. Police said the woman was visibly upset, crying and concerned Stanco would return to her house. Police searched the neighborhood unable to find Stanco.

Police said a neighbor reported seeing Stanco run into a residence on Main Street.

Stanco was found in the attic wearing briefs. Police allege he resisted arrest and spat in officers’ faces, the criminal complaint says. Police said Stanco screamed as he was escorted from the attic to a cruiser.

Stanco was charged with robbery, indecent assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. He remained jailed Monday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on July 17.

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