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Man arrested for alleged extortion of former girlfriend

Police arrested a 45-year-old homeless man who allegedly threatened to hurt a former girlfriend and her family unless she gave him money.

Police said the man called the 37-year-old woman and arranged to meet her in Kalihi at 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

She called police after giving her former live-in boyfriend money.

Police caught him a short distance away at the intersection of Middle Street and Kamehameha Highway and arrested him for extortion and outstanding warrants.

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