By Matt Dwyer
An alleged robber went before a judge today Manchester Superior Court, on charges of taking a mother and son hostage in their Glastonbury home, then going to a bank with the two victims to have the mother take out money.
According to a newly-released police arrest warrant, after he broke into her Fairway Crossing home, Cong Doan choked the woman.
The mother thought she was going to die.
Her face was left red and swollen, and there were bright red scratches on her neck.
Doan tied her up, and similarly restrained her 13-year-old son when he came home.
Police say Doan wanted to force the woman to write checks to him, and make it look like payment for home improvement work.
Instead, she convinced him to go to a public place, a bank, where she got his full name, so a bank check could be made out to him.
Doan later released the mother and son, after they drove him to Vernon.
Doan had allegedly tied up the mother and son in their home, and put duct tape on their mouths.
According to the arrest warrant, Doan admitted to being in the bank, and admitted to receiving money from the mother.
Doan claimed to have financial problems, at one point telling the victims that if he went to prison, at least he would do so with his bills paid.
The warrant also describes how Doan was captured.
He called the family’s father after the incident, to apologize and to arrange a meeting.
According to police, at one point Doan said he would be the father’s slave for life, to make up for the crime.
Police were listening in on the conversation, and came to the Vernon meeting, where they surprised Doan and arrested him.
Bond was left at $1-million during Doan’s court appearance.