A felon with a long record of arrests was charged this week with threatening to kill a woman's dogs after one of them leapt in the air, according to Middletown Police.
On Aug. 27 at 10:35 p.m., a female victim reported she was walking her dogs on Lincoln Street when Robert S. Perkins Jr., 34, of Church Street walked out of a driveway and didn't like that one of them jumped in the air, according to the report, and threatened to snap the dog's neck.
He followed her very closely while agitated and irate, police say, and chest bumped her three times while yelling at her and swearing at her, then again threatening to kill the dogs, causing the woman to "fear for her life." When police investigated, they found Perkins who again directed vulgarities toward the woman.
He has 15 prior arrests, police say, including assault, multiple breach of peace and drug charges, assault on an officer, and failures to appear, as well as multiple convictions, including one in 2009 for first-degree escape for which Perkins was sentenced to a year in jail, according to the Connecticut Judicial website.
Perkins was charged with second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening.