Stalking is broadly defined as “willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following or harassing another person“.
Being stalked is:
- life changing
Stalking is a very serious and potentially dangerous offense.
From Women’s Web:
Stalking has been referred to as a “building block crime” because it usually starts with small incidents that can get more and more serious. These incidents can include such behaviors as:
- Repeated phone calls, emails, or letters
- Following, watching, spying, and tracking someone
- Sending unwanted gifts
- Stealing from someone’s property (including mail)
- Vandalizing someone’s property
- Threatening someone and/or their loved ones
- Showing up uninvited
- Assaulting or threatening to assault someone verbally, physically, or sexually
- Having friends or acquaintances do any of the above for them
Let’s see, my stalker has repeatedly (for 7 years) posted horrendous, totally untrue material about me on the World Wide Web.
Ugly and spam-like emails from my stalker submitting my personal information to junk sites have been a constant. At one time, this harassment damaged my credit rating just when I was working with a mortgage lender to refinance my home – and subsequently was denied.
My stalker follows me everywhere online and has been known to do so in my day-to-day existence.
My home has been robbed and vandalized.
I received death threats.
I’ve had unsavory men show up at my door for unspeakable things – and send me disgusting emails and text messages.
My stalker has openly threatened to “smash my face in”.