Stalking Information and Help
What is stalking?
Stalking is defined by
Merriam-Webster as “to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment”.
However, stalking can become much more dangerous than simply being harassed.
California Penal Code, section 646.9 defines stalking as “any person who
willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and
who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable
fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family”. Violence, physical assault, sexual assault, vandalism and homicide
are all possible conclusions from a stalking situation.
If you feel threatened, then you
need to take immediate action. Stalking is not something that only happens to
celebrities, it can happen to anyone. Shown below are some indications of
is watching you, or following
You continually receive unwanted phone
calls, emails, letters and / or gifts.
You are receiving a multitude of obsessive phone calls.
You are having inappropriate confrontations with someone on a
Someone is displaying obssessive and jealous behavior toward you.
You are receiving threats against you, your family, or your friends.
Vandalism is occurring against
your personal property, such as your car or your home.
Someone shows up at your home, or place of work uninvited, repeatedly.
If you feel threatened by
someone who exhibits stalking behavior, call the police NOW. They will listen
and they will help. If you don’t know who is stalking you, we can find out who
they are, gather evidence against them and present the evidence to law
enforcement for prosecution. Even if you already know who it is, but you need
to gather evidence of someone’s stalking behavior, we can do that.
are some important phone
numbers where you can get help.
Angeles County Domestic
Los Angeles County Sheriffs
Los Angeles Police Department
Threat Management Unit
LADA Stalking and Threat
Violence and stalking go hand in
hand, so take immediate action. The bottom line is if you feel threatened don’t
hesitate, don’t procrastinate, don’t make excuses, GET