Italian stalker held for threatening ex-girlfriend

Indo Asian News Service

Turin (Italy), March 6 (IANS/AKI) Aa 51-year-old convicted stalker in Italy's northwestern city of Turin was arrested on Monday after he bombarded his former girlfriend with thousands of phone-calls and text messages for months and threatened to kill her, police said.

The man allegedly slapped and punched his ex-girlfriend on December 31, 2015 after forcing her to go out for dinner with him and threatened to kill her "sooner or later" if she didn't go back to him.

He had previously threatened and intimidated the woman outside her home and on December 26, 2015 had punctured the tyres of her car because she refused to spend Christmas with him.

The man also set fire to a clothing boutique belonging to one of his ex-girlfriend's female friends, according to prosecutors.