Police: Stalker found hiding in woman's home
Updated: Friday, April 12 2013, 07:58 AM EDT
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Deputies in Kalamazoo County are investigating after a man was found inside a woman's home early Thursday morning.
It happened in the 5000 block of Woodrush Ave. in Texas Township.
Officers say that the woman had gone to a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game with her boyfriend Wednesday night and returned home around 1:30 a.m. When she got home she let her dog out of its crate, but noticed a dog bone in the cage that she hadn't put there.
The dog raced downstairs and began barking.
The woman's boyfriend, who is a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer, went to investigate. He found a 34-year-old man hiding behind a curtain. The invader was armed with a knife.
The boyfriend held the suspect until deputies arrived.
Upon further investigation police found that the man had been stalking the woman for some time, unbeknownst to her. He had even placed a GPS tracking device on her vehicle.
Police say that the man told them he went into her home to “look around” and while he was there the woman and her boyfriend returned.
Investigators say that the man is a coworker of the woman.
The man was arrested and taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail.