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Police: Man lured by text, then menaced by his ex-girlfriend and acquaintance in Valley Stream

Jacqueline Espinoza, 19, of Franklin Square, and Mickhel

Jacqueline Espinoza, 19, of Franklin Square, and Mickhel Hull, 21, of Poughquag in upstate New York, were arrested on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, and charged with menacing and weapon possession after threatening Espinoza's ex-boyfriend with a .40-caliber handgun in Valley Stream, police said.

A Franklin Square woman and a man from upstate were arrested Thursday and charged with menacing and weapon possession after they threatened the woman's ex-boyfriend with a .40-caliber handgun, police said.

The ex-boyfriend was identified only as a 23-year-old.

Nassau County police said he had been lured to a location in Valley Stream via a text message from his ex-girlfriend and said that, on arrival, he was threatened by the other man.

Arrested were Jacqueline Espinoza, 19, of 700 Seabury Ave., Franklin Square, and Makhel Hull, 21, of 110 Van Scoy Rd. in upstate Poughquag.

Police said that after receiving a text from Espinoza requesting a meeting, the victim traveled to a parking lot on South Grove Street in Valley Stream. There, about 1:15 a.m. Thursday, police said the victim met Espinoza -- who was standing next to a car. When the victim approached, police said, Hull exited the vehicle and "menaced" the victim with a black .40-caliber handgun.

The victim then fled and contacted police.

Fifth Precinct officers stopped the car on the Rockaway Parkway and arrested Espinoza. Police said Hull fled on foot, but was apprehended after a search by the canine unit.

The loaded .40-caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle, police said Thursday.

Both Espinoza and Hull were charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as well as second-degree menacing. The two face arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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