by Alex Lloyd Gross
Breaking up in a relationship can be hard, especially if one person still has feelings for the other and those feelings are not returned. Most people get over it and find someone new. Others are not ready to let go. Patrick Dando, of Bensalem is one of those people. He was sent to prison this week after he entered a plea of guilty to assault and strangulation when his current girlfriend ended their relationship.
His reign of terror on this woman was compounded by the justice system that set him free multiple times. His first assault was August 7 2020 and he was able to post his bail of $40,000.
Dando returned to her apartment in Falls Twp and he pushed her down a flight of steps, chocked her until she blacked out and then stole a spare key to her vehicle and her cellphone. He was arrested again and this time the judge was tired of seeing him and Katz filed a bail revocation request which was accepted. Dando would stay in prison. For his guilty plea, he will serve two to four years in state prison..