California, June 14:  Police have arreested a man in Thousand Oaks for hounding a woman by sending her 4,000 text messages and making 300 phone calls. He didn’t leave it at that; 33-year-old Raul Plancarte-Hernandez even hacked his former girlfriend’s social media, banking and cellphone accounts and stationed himself outside her house even as the woman, tormented by him, chose to leave the town, reported NDTV.com.

Plancarte-Hernandez was arrested on June 7 and charged with a misdemeanour count of stalking. After being taken to Ventura County Jail, he was held with bail set at $100,000. Police did not name the 38-year-old woman but Plancarte-Hernandez was caught in a vehicle parked outside her home. The woman had reported briefly dated Plancarte-Hernandez in 2016. He started troubling her soon after the break-up. According to police documents, it began with calls and messages “during all hours of the day and night”. When she blocked him, he still contacted her by using smartphone apps which allowed usage of different numbers.

Plancarte-Hernandez, police said, hacked into her social media sites, Pay Pal account, iCloud account and cellphone account, and made changes, said the report. When the woman changed her cellphone number, email address, Apple ID and all traces of herself online, he still contacted her. She moved to another city but he traced her and sent threatening messages, referring to things that only someone watching her lately could have known, said police.

Meanwhile, Plancarte-Hernandez’s stalking cannot be labelled the most bizarre; in May, a 31-year-old Phoenix woman sent 65,000 text messages to a man she met on a dating site for millionaires. She was accused of even threatening to kill him. She was arrested after the man, while out of the country, spotted her on his security cameras inside his house.