SAN DIEGO - A former Navy man who made hundreds of calls to a woman's telephone and tracked her through GPS technology after she made clear their relationship was over is scheduled to be sentenced in San Diego Monday.
Michael Lutz, 30, pleaded guilty to a cyberstalking charge on June 8 and faces up to five years in prison.
According to court documents, Lutz once chased the victim throughout a shopping mall, followed her into a women's bathroom and climbed under a locked stall to confront her.
He made hundreds of calls to the victim, tracked her through Global Positioning Technology on her phone, and illegally downloaded a program onto her computer that allowed him to spy on her Internet use, according to prosecutors.
Lutz also created a Facebook profile in the name and image of another person so he could continue interacting with the unsuspecting victim, who had obtained a restraining order against him, prosecutors said.
Lutz was in the Navy, stationed in San Diego, at the time of the cyberstalking but has since left the military.
A red flag warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday for San Diego County mountains and inland valleys as Santa Ana winds make a return to the region – combining low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.
Warm and dry conditions are expected to last through Saturday. Gusty northeast winds in the mountains and valleys are expected to increase the risk of fire danger in the region.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on released a ceremonial gunfire noise advisory for Friday, October 19th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.
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