San Antonio police catch Craigslist robbery suspect with victim's help

Victim kept copy of Erik Fontaney's driver's license

SAN ANTONIO – Erik Fontaney, 32, is accused of robbing a man of his money after the alleged victim answered his ad on the online site, Craigslist, about counter tops for sale.

San Antonio police had help in identifying Fontaney from the victim, who took a copy of his driver's license and pictures of his vehicle license plate at the time of the transaction, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The affidavit stated that the man answered the ad for granite counter tops , then met with Fontaney March 28 and paid him $400 in cash as a down payment toward the purchase and installation.

He told police that Fontaney, however, did not contact him after that to begin the work, the affidavit stated.

The man said after he threatened to go to police with the copy of Fontaney's drivers license, Fontaney returned to his home with a friend a few weeks later and asked for more money.

The victim said during that second meeting on April 11, Fontaney and his friend knocked him down and stomped on his foot, then took the cash out of his hand, the affidavit stated.

Police later used the information from the copy of the driver's license to track down Fontaney. He was arrested Thursday on a charge of robbery.

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