A New York man was arrested Friday after allegedly stalking and threatening to rape two Spokane girls he met while playing a Halo game on Xbox Live,
Joshua R. Stetar was arrested Friday in Spokane, Washington after the man drove 40 hours straight to the city and started texting and driving by the house of the 15-year-old girl and her sister, police said.
Police say Stetar met the girl in 2006 in “Halo” using Live and that he had sent packages and flowers to the parent’s home, but they were always returned. He also allegedly text messaged the girl hundreds of times and finally drove to the town.
Around 9:30 p.m. Friday night the suspect sent a text message to the victim saying he was driving by her house at that moment. In the message he even described his vehicle, a Gray Oldsmobile. The girl’s parents were outside the home and in fact saw the car driving past.
At 9:36 p.m. the victim received another text message from the suspect saying, “Tell the cops that I’m gonna rape you and your sister.”
The suspect had also mentioned that he was staying at a Days Inn in Spokane.
Police ended up picking up the suspect at a nearby Econolodge.