Daytona Beach, FL - Richard Bolinger, 55, had a crush. She caught his eye back in August when she entered the convenience store where he had been hired to perform odd jobs. He wanted to build a relationship with her and began to shower her with sweet little gifts and sugary treats. Months passed. The crush soon turned into an obsession – he started showing up at her home with more gifts and Hannah Montana CD’s. Wait….what? Hannah Montana? Oh yeah, did I forget to mention the object of his affection is three? When crazy man started showing up at the homeless shelter where she and her parents were staying, her parents got a little freaked out. No longer did they visit the convenience store where Richard worked. As a matter of fact, they rearranged their entire daily schedule to avoid running into him. Undaunted, Richard continued with his creepy tactics, even going as far as riding past the shelter on his scooter 3-4 times a day. When the child’s father demanded that he stay away from the girl, Richard rearranged his schedule and rode past only after daddy went to work.
In December, Richard allegedly talked with the child and told her he wasn’t feeling well. He told her that if she would lie down with him, it would make him all better. Well, the smart little kiddo asked her parents if she could help make Richard feel better, and of course, they responded with a hellllls no! On another occasion, he damn near had the kiddo on his scooter and was ready to whisk her away when her mother intervened. He approached the parents at a shelter Christmas party and asked if he could see the child, when they refused, he threatened to take the child away from them and they would never lay eyes on her again. The parents had finally had enough, and after nearly 4 months of creepiness and stalking, the cops were called in. Richard was charged with aggravated stalking and is being held in jail in lieu of $5,000 bond. Surprisingly, Richard has no previous history involving children in Florida – that we know of – yet. The child and her family have since left the state.
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