BRIDGEPORT - A Korean citizen who police said tracked his ex-girlfriend to Hawaii, Alaska and finally this city as she desperately tried to elude him, was ordered held in lieu of $125,000 bond on Friday.
Kwak Kyu Dong, 61, who is charged with stalking, was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Tracy Lee Dayton.
Through an interpreter, Dong told the judge he was simply on vacation here and wasn’t stalking anyone. But Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Damiani told the judge that Dong admitted to police he was lying in wait for the victim.
Police said on Wednesday officers were dispatched to the parking lot behind the Bank of America on Main Street for a woman screaming.
When officers arrived, police said they found Dong standing in front of a car staring at the female driver. Police said the woman was hysterically crying and only calmed down after they had Dong handcuffed and in the back of a police car.
Police said the woman told them she had been in an abusive relationship with Dong but had managed to escape. He had tracked her to Hawaii, so she fled to Alaska and then finally to a friend’s home here, police said.
But Dong had managed to get the woman’s bank account information and police said he was waiting for her when she came out of the bank after making a withdrawal