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Police: Man stalked woman for weeks, made bomb threat

A man was arrested Friday after authorities say he stalked a woman for several weeks and recently claimed to have placed a bomb outside the Clearwater nursing home where she worked.

The woman already filed an injunction for protection against Dewitt Michael Love, 37, according to court records. But that didn't stop him from calling the Glen Oaks Health Care Center more than 30 times in the past month, saying little to nothing before hanging up, arrest reports state.

During one of the calls, a police officer answered and talked with Love, who threatened to flood the woman's house with a hose, a report said. He also taunted the officer, saying he would bet money that the police would not catch him.

In addition to the harassing calls, Love sent nude photos of himself to the woman's family, police said.

Things escalated Thursday when Love repeatedly phoned the nursing home and said he had placed a bomb on the west side of the property, police said. Officers searched the area, but found nothing.

Love was finally arrested Friday morning and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on numerous charges, including aggravated stalking, violation of an injunction for protection, making harassing phone calls and making a false report of a bomb. He was held Saturday on $140,250 bail.

Police: Man stalked woman for weeks, made bomb threat 05/11/13 [Last modified: Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:47pm]
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