A homeless woman appeared in court to answer to a robbery charge for an April incident.
Admira Gonzalez, 29, made an initial appearance Friday in Allen Superior Court on a robbery charge.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, Gonzalez allegedly robbed a man in his home at 1:12 a.m. April 24 after he went to his front door and found her standing against a wall. The victim told police he recognized her because he had given her a ride a few days earlier and said she was known for "scamming people."
Gonzalez asked for water for her radiator, but he told her to leave. Gonzalez allegedly grabbed needle-nose pliers and threatened to kill him if he didn't give her money. She pointed to a car outside and said there were two men who would kill him, the affidavit said.
The victim said he became afraid and gave her a change wallet full of coins worth about $20. She also took his cellphone and left. The victim went to a gas station and called 911. He didn't know her name, but the affidavit said he positively identified her picture from a photo array.
Her next court appearance is May 26.
In another case that was filed Friday in Allen Superior Court, Gonzalez was charged with intimidation, criminal recklessness and conversion.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, Gonzalez allegedly took $60 from another man's wallet April 14 and returned to his home at 4:04 p.m. April 28 because she wanted more money.
The man said he went upstairs to call the police, but she followed him upstairs. He told her he wasn't giving her any money, but she promised oral sex. Again, he said no, and she allegedly grabbed a scissors. He grabbed her and a fight ensued over the scissors that extended down the stairs, the affidavit said.
Gonzalez allegedly damaged window coverings while trying to break a window, but the victim put her on the floor and guarded her until police came.
The victim received small scratches and cuts from the struggle. She told police she broke her shoulder and police transported her to the hospital, where she was cleared with only a small tear in her shoulder.
Gonzalez told police she was forced to do these things but didn't know who forced her.