Frank Mendoza boldly proclaimed that he was “not guilty” when he was read his charges on September 18th in a Florida court. The 51-year-old has been accused of stalking a threatening a Stamford woman for more than a year. Eventually, his alleged stalking culminated when he travelled to the woman’s home and placed two acid bombs in her car. Thankfully, the alleged victim did not injure herself, and the bombs were discovered before she got in the car. Yet she made sure to report Frank Mendoza to the authorities, and he is now undergoing trial for four counts of interstate stalking, one count of interstate domestic violence, and two counts of using explosives in the commission of a felony.
An FBI agent who worked on the case says that it serves as a warning to those who commit domestic violence. She says that the FBI reaches far and wide, and it is important to remember that you do not have to commit a flagrant crime that is publicized in order to be prosecuted. Domestic violence charges typically have to do with two people who have a familial or sexual relationship with one another. Because they know each other well, there are times that fights will lead to irrational behavior.
A husband may become increasingly angry at his wife, or a dating couple may break up and then act in anger and revenge due to their broken hearts. If you have been stalked, attacked, or threatened by an individual that you live with or used to have a relationship with, then you need to report this to the authorities. Often men and women are nervous to report domestic violence. This can lead to terrifying ends, such as the acid bombs in this story. Talk to a domestic violence attorney at Givens Givens Sparks today to get help!