SAN DIEGO (CNS) - 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 will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he is sentenced, a judge said Monday.
Michael Lutz, 30, pleaded guilty to a cyberstalking charge on June 8 and faces up to five years in prison.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns rescheduled sentencing to Dec. 6 so Lutz can be evaluated, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Keifer.
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 allegedly 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.
Lutz, who was stationed in San Diego at the time of the cyberstalking, has since left the military.
A resident escaped injury when a back-country home near Mount Woodson caught fire Monday, officials said.
Deputies shot a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex. The man was transported to Sharp Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.
A suspected drunken motorist crashed her SUV head-on into another vehicle early Monday while driving her three young daughters through Rancho Bernardo, seriously injuring her children along with herself and the other driver, authorities said.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
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Willie O'Ree, who played seven seasons with the original San Diego Gulls after becoming the first black to play in the NHL, will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday in Toronto.
Because San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has activated a public safety power shutoff in certain parts of the county, the following school districts will be closed on Tuesday, November 13th.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist Monday, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County as officials shut off power for several thousand customers as a safety precaution.
Southern California Edison is being investigated by state regulators for its possible role in the massive Woolsey Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.