Attorney General Pam Bondi testifies about the encounter with her alleged stalker

Alleged Stalker a Career Criminal
Posted at 7:22 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 19:22:50-04

"He came to my home in the middle of the night, a gentlemen I do not know," says Florida Attorney General  Pam Bondi.

Bondi testified in court, re-living the night she says 51-year-old William Wilkes knocked on the door of her Tampa home at 3 a.m.

"I was home alone, I have a very large dog, he was agitating my dog by tapping on the window, which would have scared any other human being off," said Bondi.

Bondi also testified that she saw Wilkes try to change his appearance outside her residence.

"He had been wearing a flannel shirt over a gray shirt but before approaching my door, and I know this from the surveillance camera, he had taken off his shirt to change his appearance. He folded it neatly down by the street then when he left picked it back up and left my residence," she says.

Department of Correction records show Wilkes is a career criminal who has been in and out of jail since 1987 for everything from drugs and grand theft auto to robbery with a deadly weapon.

Today in court, Wilkes laughed out loud as the judge asked him questions and he gazed over at Bondi, after she sat down. Bondi revealed she thought Wilkes was another stalker who's harassed her in the past.

"I do have another stalker and that's who I thought he was from another state, who showed up at the capitol at 4 a.m. saying he had a chip in his brain and I was the only one who could remove it," Bondi testified.

The judge granted the injunction and as the attorney general walked out Wilkes was escorted away while the sound of his shackles filled the courtroom.

We also learned in court that Wilkes tried to call Bondi directly through Facebook Messenger and then sent her four text messages commenting about her physical appearance.

The attorney general is calling this whole episode troubling.