I think this happens more than we would like to admit. Sometimes it resolves itself, but sometimes it doesn’t and it escalates, just like what happened in Boise as referenced in the article. Some takeaways from this is the following:
- Know your laws in your state and city about restraining orders, or civil protection orders
- Report it
- Don’t change your phone number, if you change your phone number the stalker is likely to escalate and follow or confront in person.
- Log all interactions
- Keep all letters, documents etc that pertain to the threat.
Martial Arts and self defense Training at Total Ryu is also very important. You need to know how to protect yourself in all situations. If you are being stalked and have taken the steps above then if you have to defend yourself you have generated a papertrail for the police.
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