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Thread: Cyclist harassing female joggers on the W&OD

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    The Cops may have copped out as well. Stalking is in fact a crime, whether they want to be bothered about it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    The Cops may have copped out as well. Stalking is in fact a crime, whether they want to be bothered about it or not.
    I wouldn't say they copped out. It sounds like they did about as much as they could based on the information given.

    Inappropriate actions don't equal illegal. From the description, he's certainly creepy, but unfortunately not enough for a stalking or harassment charge to stick.



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    ISTM that any runner could video record themselves telling him not to follow him. If he does it again, that's a class 1 misdemeanor in VA -- see http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/t...tion18.2-60.3/

    The second offense (within 5 years) is a felony.

    In this case, I think the police warning could be construed as the creep "being given actual notice" (the law does not require the stalkee to give the notice) so the next incident, *if it involves any of the same women*, could result in arrest -- and, if convicted, possible jail time.

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    It's still going on. From the Vienna Police Highlights (https://www.viennava.gov/ArchiveCent...File/Item/3342)

    Suspicious Person 16-008991
    W&OD Bike Trail
    October 20 5:17 p.m.
    Sgt. Kiley received information from citizens advising of a male subject riding his bike in
    proximity of the W&OD Bike Trail acting suspicious. The male was riding ahead of females,
    then concealing himself and jumping out to follow them. Officers located and spoke to the man.
    They recognized him as the same individual they had previously spoken to about similar
    behavior.
    Sgt. Kiley notified the Director of the W&OD Trail and advised him of the on-going behavior of
    the man and will follow up with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viennabiker View Post
    It's still going on. From the Vienna Police Highlights (https://www.viennava.gov/ArchiveCent...File/Item/3342)

    Suspicious Person 16-008991
    W&OD Bike Trail
    October 20 5:17 p.m.
    Sgt. Kiley received information from citizens advising of a male subject riding his bike in
    proximity of the W&OD Bike Trail acting suspicious. The male was riding ahead of females,
    then concealing himself and jumping out to follow them. Officers located and spoke to the man.
    They recognized him as the same individual they had previously spoken to about similar
    behavior.
    Sgt. Kiley notified the Director of the W&OD Trail and advised him of the on-going behavior of
    the man and will follow up with him.
    Ha, he got pissed they called the cops on him. Serves him right to get caught again.

    I didn't really think stalking fit the description from the first few posts, more just an aggressive ahole, but this one definitely fits the stalking definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    The Cops may have copped out as well. Stalking is in fact a crime, whether they want to be bothered about it or not.
    This, from the Vienna police highlights, may be connected. If so, it indicates that Vienna police, Fairfax County police (the area where the harassment was taking place straddles the Vienna town line), and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority did take action.
    Police Service 16-010372
    Vienna Police Station
    215 Center Street, South
    December 8 1:16 p.m.
    Officers from our department along with the Fairfax County Police Department and the Park
    Manager for the W&OD Trail served a trespass notice on a man who has been acting suspicious
    on the trail. This notice bans the man from the trail for one year. He was advised that he could
    be charged with Trespassing if he violates this notice.

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