A convicted felon with an extensive criminal history here and North Carolina intimidated and coerced a local man with physical and mental disabilities in order to steal thousands of dollars from him, police said.
Angelo Younger, 49, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant at the Bridgeport Adult Probation office and charged with second-degree larceny, second-degree burglary, third-degree stalking, second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct.
Younger's arrest stems from a complaint filed July 11 from the victim's sister. She said within hours of her brother meeting Younger the day before, Younger took $60 in cash and cashed three checks for a total of $2,442. Four days later, Younger allegedly sold the victim's Sacred Heart University class ring for $174 to Joe Davis Pawnbrokers in Bridgeport.
According to police, Younger has been arrested in North Carolina several times spanning 1989 to 2006, as well as arrests in Connecticut dating to 1991. He is currently on probation.
Younger -- who at 6 feet 2 inches tall and 250 pounds uses his physical size to take advantage of vulnerable victims -- was previously arrested by Fairfield police in 2011 for entering the Sullivan-McKinney elderly housing complex, posing as a home health aide and stealing from residents there.
He is being held on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Sept. 23 in Bridgeport Superior Court.