I have recently been a victim of stalking. This older guy from my church started stalking me around March of 2009 and things progressively got worse over time. I moved from my old apartment and left the church last summer to escape him and he still found me. I have numerous calls to the police and police reports. I caught him following me from work back in September, I guess that's how he found out my new address. He even went so far as to go visit my dad when he was in the hospital to try to get to me. The straw that broke the camel's back happened a week ago when I caught him lurking in my backyard at night. I called the police in hopes of getting him on criminal trespass. When I went in to see a warrant officer at the station and told him the history of this situation, they changed the police report to felony stalking, put a warrant out for his arrest, and I am able to get an order of protection. Believe it or not, in a way I feel bad that the guy is going to jail. I never wanted it to come to this. I was just hoping he'd leave me alone. I did start out being nice to him at church when we met a couple years ago, and when he would beg me not to call the police on him, sometimes I wouldn't. Something told me that this time was different. Something told me that him lurking in my backyard at night was a sign that things could turn for the worse. I never thought the police would help me out this much. Their usually not much help. Is the stalking charge and order of protection a blessing from God that I did the right thing? Just want to know what others think.
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