La Crosse police: Man called ex 100 times a dayA 41-year-old man is in custody after police accused him of following his ex-girlfriend around for weeks and leaving up to 100 phone messages a day.
By: By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis., Superior Telegram
A 41-year-old man is in custody after police accused him of following his ex-girlfriend around for weeks and leaving up to 100 phone messages a day.
William Huff was ordered held on a $10,000 bond pending possible felony stalking charges expected to be filed Friday.
According to police reports, the victim's mother reported that Huff called her house four or five times a day and showed up seven or eight times trying to reach his former girlfriend.
The couple split up about two years ago but had remained friends until the woman began dating someone new several weeks ago, according to the report.
The woman told police Huff showed up at a bar when she was there on a date and then followed her home, where he pounded on the door and threatened her new boyfriend. She said he began showing up at bars and even at the grocery store where she shopped.
The officer read more than 25 text messages sent to her phone over the previous 36 hours.
"I am at the point of no return," he said in one voice message. "I will always be here watching you."
Police arrested Huff Monday night in a van where he'd been living near the victim's residence. He volunteered that he didn't think his behavior was stalking but he could understand why someone might think so.
Huff said he'd left 92 messages in three days, if not more.
"It was too hard to let her go," he told the officer.
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