Wichita Falls man arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend with tracking device

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A Wichita Falls man was arrested for allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend with an electronic tracking device.

Diagnostic port
Diagnostic port

According to allegation made in the arrest report:

In November 2021, the victim called police to report a GPS tracking device she found in her car.

The victim told police her recently estranged boyfriend said he was tracking her and told her he was paying $10 a month to do it. The man said he had an app on his phone and he knew where she was.

The victim dismissed the suspect’s claims until he aggressively started asking her about particular addresses. She also said she thought she saw him passing by her car in places only she and her mother knew she would be.

She took her car to the dealership where an automotive technician found a tracking device plugged into the diagnostic port of her vehicle. She gave the device to police. They took it to the Metro PCS phone provider where they used the barcode and serial number to verify it belonged to the ex-boyfriend. The PCS employee told police the device is sold to keep track of family members, mainly young kids and loved ones.

The victim told police she no longer lived with her ex and did not give him permission to install the device on her vehicle. She also said she was trying to get away from her ex.

A warrant was issued, and the ex-boyfriend was arrested. He is charged with Unlawful Installation of Tracking Device. He was also charged with terroristic threat after he allegedly threatened to kill the victim and her family members.

Wichita Falls police say to always be aware of your surrounding. If you think you are being stalked, go to a well-lit, populated area, store, mall, shopping complex and call police.

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