Woman Wakes Up to Stranger Waving a Metal Stick in her Apartment

A 22-year-old Hoboken man was arrested on Saturday.

A 22-year-old Hobokenite was arrested on Saturday and charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to police reports. 

Giovanni Gonzalez allegedly entered a woman's apartment early Saturday morning, while holding a metal stick in his hand, police said.  

The resident of the apartment in Hoboken's Housing Authority, a 28-year-old woman woke up around 7 a.m on Saturday, to find a man standing over her bed waving a stick, police said. 

The woman woke up when Gonzalez said "excuse me?" 

Sleeping next to the woman was her two-month old daughter, police said. "Please leave," she told Gonzalez. 

The woman told police that Gonzalez appeared to be "frantic." He allegedly told her that "someone was trying to kill him and that the police were after him," according to the police report. 

"I don’t have any weapons, I’m not going to hurt you," Gonzalez allegedly told the woman. He also asked her for some water because he was suffering from asthma, police said.

Gonzalez began to explain that his mother lived in the apartment next door, but wouldn't let him in, police said.

"Maybe if you come with me and talk to her she will let me in," Gonzalez said to the woman. 

While the victim said that she would accompany Gonzalez, she closed, and locked, the door once he was out of the apartment and locked the door behind him.

"You just going to leave me out here?" he asked her from the hallway, police said.  

The woman said that her apartment had been left unlocked by her younger sister, before she headed out to work that morning. 

Later that night, around 9:25 p.m., police found Gonzalez walking in the street and arrested him after the victim positively identified him, according to reports.


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