Man Charged with Stalking Ex, Cops Say
Romeoville police said the Bolingbrook man has twice warned the woman that he would kill her and harm her family unless she agreed to meet with him.
A Bolingbrook man who threatened to hurt his former girlfriend's family if she refused to see him was arrested Sunday on a felony stalking charge, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said.
It was the second time in less than a week that Antonio Sanchez, 36, of 612 Cochise Circle, issued a threat against his ex, who lives in Romeoville, Lucchesi said. On Feb. 5, he told her he would kill her and her new boyfriend with a gun unless she agreed to see him and he later showed up at the woman's house, prompting her to call Romeoville police, he said.
In that case, the woman opted not to press charges. Instead, police told Sanchez they would arrest him on trespassing charges if he were to return to the victim's home and instructed him to not have any contact with her, Lucchesi said.
Just five days later, however, he called the woman and demanded she meet him at Walmart or he would go to her family's home and injure them, he said.
The woman refused to comply, and she later saw him driving past her house, prompting her to again call the police, he said.
When officers spotted Sanchez driving on Airport Road, they took him into custody and charged him with stalking and with operating a vehicle with expired registration.
He was booked into the Will County jail and released after posting $1,000 bail.