A Burbank man allegedly had the wrong address when he pounded on the front door of a Pasco home and threatened to kill those inside with a knife.
Jose M. Bailon-Lopez, 19, was searching for a woman during the Dec. 27 incident, but the residents told police they didn’t know anyone with the intended target’s name.
Bailon-Lopez has pleaded innocent in Franklin County Superior Court with one count of felony harassment. Trial is set for March 2.
The Crystal Drive residents called 911 at 8:13 a.m. because Bailon-Lopez was standing on their porch and wouldn’t stop banging on the door, court documents said.
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Police were on their way to the home when the suspect allegedly pulled a knife and started threatening the female occupant.
Bailon-Lopez listened to police commands, dropped the knife and got down on his stomach to be searched and handcuffed. The knife sheath was attached to his belt at the time of his arrest.
He told an officer in Spanish that if the woman he was looking for had come out of the house, he was going to hurt her with the knife, documents said.
Police noted that he was emotional during the interview, going from yelling loudly to crying, and thought he might have been under the influence of an intoxicant.
The victim said Bailon-Lopez was holding the knife when he threatened to kill her, her husband and their dog, court documents said. She added that she was scared for their safety and felt he was a real threat, documents said.
Bailon-Lopez has been ordered to have no contact with the couple for one year.
In addition to $2,500 bail, he is in jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold.