A relationship that began in a rehabilitation facility appeared to disintegrate quickly once the couple left rehab. The woman involved claimed that after breaking off the relationship her ex-boyfriend began stalking her. The Connecticut man denied those claims and asserted that she was still contacting him.
The case began when the woman sought the safety of a police station in January of this year. She reported that her ex-boyfriend had been stalking her and at that point was camped out in the parking lot of a local Dunkin' Donuts, waiting for her. This came after a night that he had reportedly spent in the parking lot of her mother's apartment complex. When police found him, he confirmed that he had been in contact with the woman in question, but he also claimed that he just wanted to know where their relationship stood and that he wasn't stalking her. At that point, he was arrested for driving on an expired license.
He later gave police the right to search his cell phone, which included a nude photograph from his ex-girlfriend only weeks beforehand. Texts that appeared to be related to a drug deal also came in during the search, and he claims that he and a friend were trying to trick his ex's new boyfriend into a drug deal. He was later released, but it was discovered that the two had been in contact again and he was arrested once more. While his ex-girlfriend claims that she has been the victim of unwanted attention and stalking, her ex says that he has proof that the allegations of stalking are false.
The Connecticut man gave authorities complete access to proof such as text messages and Facebook chat logs that he says prove that she was contacting him. He even received a text message from his ex, warning him that he would probably be arrested if he came near the city that she was in. While the allegations of stalking are serious, if he can prove that the alleged victim was also in contact with him during the period of time when the stalking supposedly happened, the stalking charge leveraged against him may be dropped.
Source: Concord Patch, Connecticut Man Faces Stalking, Other Charges, Tony Schinella, March 3, 2014