Man charged with threatening victim who declined romantic advances

Man charged with threatening victim who declined romantic advances
William Burkarth. (Source: Henrico police)

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - A Henrico man was arrested for threatening to burn a love interest’s property when his advances were rebuffed.

Henrico police said a victim reported William Burkarth, 68, for making several inappropriate comment through Facebook and over the phone.

The victim said Burkarth indicated he wanted to be in a romantic relationship, but when the victim declined he threatened to burn their property.

Burkarth was charged with stalking, using profane language over a public airway and threat to burn.

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