Man arrested, accused of threatening to kill witness in theft case

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

A man arrested after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars from customers and others at a car dealership is now accused of threatening to kill a key witness in the case.

Alex Rosario went in front of a judge Thursday after landing back in jail.

He was originally arrested for crimes stemming from the operation of two car dealerships, V12 Auto Sales and People's Choice.

Orange County sheriff's investigators said Rosario stole more than $250,000 from customers, other car dealers and financing companies by selling cars when he didn't actually own the titles.
   
"For the last two months I've been fearful of my life," said Angel Camacho.

Camacho said he got caught up in the situation after he bought a car lot from Rosario. He's a witness in Rosario's two upcoming trials.

Camacho said that in May he was doing business at Latin American Pawn on Orange Blossom Trail when Rosario blocked him in with his car.

He said Rosario called him a snitch then threatened to kill him to try to keep him from testifying in court.

Deputies said the encounter was captured on surveillance video and that is why Rosario is back in jail.

"He threatened me, that I'm this and I'm that," said Camacho. "And I said, 'I'm putting you in jail for crimes you committed against me.'"

Rosario is being held without bond in the Orange County Jail. His trial in the first theft case is set for next month.