Woman returns home to find stalker

1:17 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - A Kalamazoo County man is in jail after stalking a co-worker and breaking into her home overnight.

A 28-year-old woman who lives in the 5000 block of Woodrush Avenue had gone to the Grand Rapids Griffins game Wednesday night with her boyfriend.  They returned at about 1:30am and found a "doggie" bone inside her dog's cage that had not been there before.  She let the dog out of the cage and it went downstairs into another room and started barking.

The woman's boyfriend, who is also a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer, followed the dog and found a 34-year-old man hiding behind curtains, armed with a knife.  The boyfriend was able to apprehend the suspect and held him until deputies with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office arrived.

The suspect is a co-worker of the woman and apparently had been stalking her for an unknown amount of time.  He had placed a GPS tracking device on her car some time before this incident.  He revealed to investigators that he broke in to "look around" and the woman and her boyfriend returned while he was still in the home.

The suspect is being held on charges of stalking and home invasion.  His name will be released after arraignment and detectives are continuing to investigate.

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