According to the homeowner and police, a Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home,
The family of Walt Gilmore in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah has been the target since August 2018 of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send a parade of people to the home for legitimate services and illegal activities.
According to Gilmore, up to 20 people per day arrive saying they were called to provide electrical, plumbing, tree-trimming, and towing services.
“They have police records. Criminals. Felons. Active warrants for their arrests coming to my home. They’re looking for drugs. They’re offering prostitution. And it’s pretty concerning to me, my family, and my entire neighborhood that these folks are there.”
– Walt Gilmore
According to police, who say they are now using voice recognition software, the person responsible may be using a computer program to make calls, and texts appear to originate from another number, making them nearly impossible to trace.
“It’s pretty vindictive in what they’re doing. Stalking is stalking. But this is stalking on steroids. It’s pretty vicious.”
– North Salt Lake Police Sgt. Mitch Gwilliam
Police estimate the combined loss to companies is more than $20,000 in wages and uncollected fees.
According to Gilmore, they have taken out a civil stalking injunction against the person they believe is responsible. Court records indicate the man named in the injunction lives in Hawaii.
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