Stalker disguises himself using wig and mustache, assaults woman in her Pasadena home, docs show

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Pasadena man wore wig, fake mustache to stalk woman, documents read
Records state the man showed up at the woman's apartment and dragged her inside before hitting her in the face and strangling her. He allegedly then told police what his true inten

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- A Pasadena man is accused of wearing a wig and fake mustache to stalk a woman he allegedly assaulted in her apartment on Sunday.

Erick Francisco Martinez, 25, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and burglary of habitation, according to records.

Court documents say Martinez followed the woman in the past to several jobs disguising himself using the wig and mustache.

On Sunday, Martinez allegedly showed up at the woman's apartment and put a gun to her head, saying he was going to kill her.

He's then accused of dragging her into her apartment before he begins to hit her in the face. Martinez also tries to strangle her, but her breath was not impeded, records state.

The woman reportedly started screaming, alerting authorities, who were able to break her door down.

According to records, Martinez told police, "he didn't go over to her apartment to hurt her, but he wanted (her) watch him commit suicide."

Martinez appeared in court on Monday afternoon. The prosecutor acknowledged he was facing the wrong charge. The hearing officer said he was charged with second-degree burglary, but that would likely change when the case goes to a grand jury.

He was only in court to receive a bond for the burglary charge. Looking at all of the allegations against Martinez, the prosecutor expressed concern that bail based only on a second-degree burglary charge may have made it easier for him to get out. She requested to refile a first-degree burglary charge against him.

Martinez's public defender objected to the motion, but he was placed on the 10 p.m. docket on Monday to give the prosecutor time to refile the correct charge.

Martinez is expected to face the assault charge on Tuesday.

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