A 47-year-old man threatened and stalked a woman a month after he was issued a judge’s restraining order not to do either of those things, Darien police said.
Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
The man, whose last known address was in Stamford, was issued the restraining order by a judge in state Superior Court in Stamford on June 29. The order stated in part: “Do not contact the protected party in any manner” and “do not threaten, abuse, harass, follow, interfere or stalk the protected person.”
At about 9:10 a.m., Aug. 1, the woman went to Police Headquarters and told police that, according to a police news release, “she had received a notification email from a popular online app indicating that [the man] started ‘following’ the victim on line on or about July 18.”
The woman said that the man threatened her and also had been seen driving by a department store numerous times on July 2, when she was shopping there.
Police applied for and received an arrest warrant, and that day served it to the man at state Superior Court in Stamford.
The man was charged with violating a restraining order, second-degree harassment and second-degree threatening. Although the man’s behavior as described by police appears to include stalking, the man was not charged with stalking.
He was taken to Darien Police Headquarters and later released on a $25,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear the next day in the Stamford court.