Deputies: Man gave pot to teen, threatened father

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A 21-year-old Golden Gate man is accused of giving marijuana to a 14-year-old girl, then threatening to kill her father for reporting him to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

The 14-year-old and her 19-year-old sister told deputies they went over to Francisco Javier Torres-Cardoza’s home after church in late January and said Torres-Cardoza offered the 14-year-old marijuana that was possibly laced with Spice, a type of synthetic marijuana. Torres-Cardoza’s 14-year-old sister also was present, according to reports.

Later that night, the teen girl “went crazy,” and was shaking badly and still “spacing out” the next morning, reports said. The girl’s father took her to the emergency room and reported Torres-Cardoza to the Sheriff’s Office.

When the girl’s father went to church Sunday, Torres-Cardoza pulled up next to him in the parking lot and threatened to kill him, according to witnesses. Another churchgoer saw a gun in the front seat, but Torres-Cardoza later told deputies it was a BB gun.

On Wednesday, deputies found and arrested Torres-Cardoza at a Naples restaurant where he works. Torres-Cardoza, of the 4800 block of Whistler’s Green Circle, faces two felony charges of distributing marijuana to a minor, one felony charge of obstruction of justice by harassing a reporter, and two misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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