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BCSO: Craigslist car deal results in death threats

Miguel Gonzalez, Jr., 40, allegedly threatened to kill woman

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Miguel Gonzalez, Jr., 40, has been arrested after Bexar County sheriff’s detectives said he threatened to kill a woman after a deal he made to sell her a car soured.

Gonzalez was booked into the Bexar County jail Wednesday on a charge of retaliation.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the woman said she met Gonzalez through an ad on Craigslist and made a deal in November to buy a car from him. She said under the agreement, she made a down-payment so that she would be able to take the car to have it inspected first.

However, she said, two weeks later, someone followed her to a Leon Valley Starbucks and took the vehicle from the parking lot with more than $5,000 worth of her property inside.

The affidavit stated that the woman filed a complaint, at first with San Antonio police, then the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. She said after Gonzalez found out, he threatened to kill her in front of her child, the affidavit stated.

The woman told investigators the threats came during phone conversations and in text messages.

The affidavit stated that she was able to identify Gonzalez as the person who made the threats.


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