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62-year-old man arrested after allegedly stalking 22-year-old who rejected him

Posted: 10:49 AM, Apr 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-10 14:53:08Z

A 62-year-old man was arrested for stalking after taking extensive measures to stalk a 22-year-old girl who rejected him multiple times.

Deputies in Pasco County responded to a call from a woman who said that the man, Joseph Seidle, was stalking her at her job and home.

He reportedly asked her out on a date twice on two separate occasions while she was working. She told him "no" twice. After being rejected twice, Seidle then asked a coworker for her full name.

Deputies say he looked up the woman on Google and found her biography. Linked to that biography was a recent obituary. He then linked her mother's name to the obituary.

Using that information, he found her address via the County Appraiser's website, after saying he was a realtor and familiar with the process.

He then mailed a two-page long letter to the woman's house discussing their possible future together and saying that when she told him no, he could tell that "she really meant yes."

She said she was worried and felt emotional distress about how Seidle relentlessly tried to pursue her and now knew where she lives.

Seidle was arrested for stalking and taken to Land O' Lakes jail.