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Wanniassa stalker comes a cropper pretending to be a cop

By johnboy - 10 June 2012 35

A 20-year-old Wanniassa man was arrested and charged yesterday (Saturday, June 9) for stalking and impersonating a police officer.

Police will allege that the man contacted a woman on numerous occasions over the past week after she had requested him to cease contact with her. Following this, the man contacted a business on City Walk in Civic yesterday, claiming to be a police officer to try to gain information on one of their employees, the same woman.

Police arrested the man after he attended the business around 11.45am yesterday. He was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer and one count of stalking.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Monday, June 11).

Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft praised the swift arrest by police yesterday, highlighting the seriousness of stalking and impersonating a police officer.

“Police arrested the man within half an hour of receiving reports from the business yesterday. This shows that ACT Policing treats matters like this very seriously and if you are caught, you will face criminal charges,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Wanniassa stalker comes a cropper pretending to be a cop
poetix 9:51 am 12 Jun 12

gooterz said :

LSWCHP said :

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

So you like most will just take the chicks word on it. I’ve seen on numerious occasions how this ‘game’ works. Chicks prey on insecure guys and make them think their keen. When she does find a bad boy she really likes she plays the ‘hes stalking me card’ to get more attention from other friends. Shes decided she doesnt want to deal with being the baddy so her friends convince her that hes a creep and stalking and lies about every interaction saying he wouldnt leave her alone. More likely they were probably friends just she didnt want to take it further and didnt want her friends to know.

As for the cop thing. Doesn’t everyone know cops carry badges and need warrents let alone look older than 20 and be in uniform? Sounds like the guy is just really bad at sarcasm.
Should we go and arrest all the stripper for pretending to be cops too, or everyone that stands inline at doughtnut king and joking makes cop jokes?

Obiviously they had some history, how did he have a method to contact her/ know where she worked.

Sadly for most guys in similar suituation theres no law against being a bitch.

Shudder.

Jim Jones 9:34 am 12 Jun 12

gooterz said :

LSWCHP said :

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

So you like most will just take the chicks word on it. I’ve seen on numerious occasions how this ‘game’ works. Chicks prey on insecure guys and make them think their keen. When she does find a bad boy she really likes she plays the ‘hes stalking me card’ to get more attention from other friends. Shes decided she doesnt want to deal with being the baddy so her friends convince her that hes a creep and stalking and lies about every interaction saying he wouldnt leave her alone. More likely they were probably friends just she didnt want to take it further and didnt want her friends to know.

As for the cop thing. Doesn’t everyone know cops carry badges and need warrents let alone look older than 20 and be in uniform? Sounds like the guy is just really bad at sarcasm.
Should we go and arrest all the stripper for pretending to be cops too, or everyone that stands inline at doughtnut king and joking makes cop jokes?

Obiviously they had some history, how did he have a method to contact her/ know where she worked.

Sadly for most guys in similar suituation theres no law against being a bitch.

Dude on the internet with massive issues with women … colour me unsurprised.

NoAddedMSG 7:57 am 12 Jun 12

LSWCHP said :

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

Indeed – not cool.

Plus, in my experience, the local AFP are pretty good at sorting out the “these two people are both being idiots and a bit of mediation is needed” situations from the “this person is stalking someone and needs to be charged” situations.

Dilandach 7:48 am 12 Jun 12

DrKoresh said :

LSWCHP said :

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

+1, sums it up nicely

Its not stalking, its ‘devotee’.

gooterz 10:35 pm 11 Jun 12

LSWCHP said :

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

So you like most will just take the chicks word on it. I’ve seen on numerious occasions how this ‘game’ works. Chicks prey on insecure guys and make them think their keen. When she does find a bad boy she really likes she plays the ‘hes stalking me card’ to get more attention from other friends. Shes decided she doesnt want to deal with being the baddy so her friends convince her that hes a creep and stalking and lies about every interaction saying he wouldnt leave her alone. More likely they were probably friends just she didnt want to take it further and didnt want her friends to know.

As for the cop thing. Doesn’t everyone know cops carry badges and need warrents let alone look older than 20 and be in uniform? Sounds like the guy is just really bad at sarcasm.
Should we go and arrest all the stripper for pretending to be cops too, or everyone that stands inline at doughtnut king and joking makes cop jokes?

Obiviously they had some history, how did he have a method to contact her/ know where she worked.

Sadly for most guys in similar suituation theres no law against being a bitch.

DrKoresh 9:26 pm 11 Jun 12

LSWCHP said :

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

+1, sums it up nicely

LSWCHP 9:09 pm 11 Jun 12

Based on the facts as stated in the OP, anybody who would try to defend the actions of this dude has their head right up their fundamental orifice. Gooterz and scorpio, I’m looking at you.

The perp contacted the woman on numerous occasions after she requested that he leave her alone. Poor form, under the most charitable interpretation. But he then called her workplace and IMPERSONATED A COPPER to obtain information about her. Undoubtedly illegal, wacky and frightening for the woman being subject to this nonsense.

If that isn’t totally out of line, I dunno what is.

buzz819 9:09 pm 11 Jun 12

scorpio63 said :

Unless the poor guy had schizophrenia or was a pervert the police should not have apprehended nor charged him.

Soo the Police should ignore that he has broken a couple of laws?

DrKoresh 8:18 pm 11 Jun 12

scorpio63 said :

Unless the poor guy had schizophrenia or was a pervert the police should not have apprehended nor charged him.

Um… Why would suffering from a mental illness make him more deserving of incarceration and conviction? And we don’t have much to go on at all, for all we know he could well be a gibbering knife-wielding nutjob (which is what I assume you mean by ‘schizophrenic’, even if it’s not what schizophrenia really is). Nor do we know what information he was trying to gain from her employer. Maybe it was just her phone number which, sure, is innocent enough, but he might have been after her address, which is much less so.

fabforty 5:53 pm 11 Jun 12

gooterz said :

Hes only young and would likely (would have been) attracted to the lady.

The impersonating the cop is a fair call but I would be interested in what they class as stalking as its not explicably mentioned. These days the modern female complains that after meeting them later sending them facebook request is stalking.
Also as just I just recently happened in the workplace (where i was neither party), the lady decided to lead on a fellow colleague and enjoyed his gifts and his support. Only to break up the friendship when she got a new boyfriend and claim to management that he was stalking because she refused to talk to him so he started calling her.

Perhaps like most things in the law today its not what you were doing it more what they think you were doing, after judging you on your looks. Only ugly people can be stalkers. If its a hot person its ‘omg they’re totally into you’.

I think you might have missed the bit where she “requested him to cease contact with her”. Most men would have taken the hint. What this guy did is just creepy.

I would also like to make the observation that if you are wondering why you don’t have much luck with the ladies then perhaps it might be in your approach.

scorpio63 11:06 am 11 Jun 12

Without knowing the facts on this matter although going on the face of the story above, the police officers handling this could have given the person a gentle warning on his own leaving it at that.

My husband of 20 years asked me out as a customer when I worked in an office 25 yrs ago in a retail office and at the time I was not interested in him. I still gave it a go zooming off fishing and spotlighting with him, travelling and creating experiences, he did all the stalking for many months.

I have had someone interested in me for some time doing a similar thing – these days life is fastpaced and difficult for young people to get to know other young prospectives; I admire the young fellow for his ‘action’ where the law was brought in and may well have been taken too far.

Unless the poor guy had schizophrenia or was a pervert the police should not have apprehended nor charged him.

At any rate, this guy will have his opportunity to explain his story and may have grounds to sue for assumptions made by being charged for trying to simply romance a girl he has a crush on who never gave him an opportunity.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:45 pm 10 Jun 12

gooterz said :

Hes only young and would likely (would have been) attracted to the lady.

The impersonating the cop is a fair call but I would be interested in what they class as stalking as its not explicably mentioned. These days the modern female complains that after meeting them later sending them facebook request is stalking.
Also as just I just recently happened in the workplace (where i was neither party), the lady decided to lead on a fellow colleague and enjoyed his gifts and his support. Only to break up the friendship when she got a new boyfriend and claim to management that he was stalking because she refused to talk to him so he started calling her.

Perhaps like most things in the law today its not what you were doing it more what they think you were doing, after judging you on your looks. Only ugly people can be stalkers. If its a hot person its ‘omg they’re totally into you’.

Mr Gillespie, is that you bro?

c_c 9:03 pm 10 Jun 12

gooterz said :

Stalking for hot people is cool
https://www.facebook.com/anustalkerspace

Nah, this is the real stalker hang out: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UC-StalkerSpace/112377338808515

gooterz 7:59 pm 10 Jun 12

Stalking for hot people is cool
https://www.facebook.com/anustalkerspace

gooterz 7:58 pm 10 Jun 12

Hes only young and would likely (would have been) attracted to the lady.

The impersonating the cop is a fair call but I would be interested in what they class as stalking as its not explicably mentioned. These days the modern female complains that after meeting them later sending them facebook request is stalking.
Also as just I just recently happened in the workplace (where i was neither party), the lady decided to lead on a fellow colleague and enjoyed his gifts and his support. Only to break up the friendship when she got a new boyfriend and claim to management that he was stalking because she refused to talk to him so he started calling her.

Perhaps like most things in the law today its not what you were doing it more what they think you were doing, after judging you on your looks. Only ugly people can be stalkers. If its a hot person its ‘omg they’re totally into you’.

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