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UES woman stalked for 18 years, through six states
The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | JOSH SAUL, REBECCA ROSENBERG and JEANE MACINTOSH

Posted on 01/27/2012 11:29:02 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Their first and only date was an innocent stroll through Central Park.

But when an Upper East Side woman rejected her running-club pal’s bid for an encore, the creep lost his mind and embarked on an 18-year reign of terror — stalking her through six states as she desperately tried to escape his reach.

“I was terrified of him,” Linda Arnaud, 45, told The Post of twisted Queens native Moses Shepard, who last week was finally found guilty of federal stalking charges.

“He showed up at my place of work. He showed up at my school, at my apartment — he showed up on the subway platform. He stalked me all over New York City.”

The frightened elementary-school teacher-turned-yoga instructor spent two decades moving to New Mexico, Arizona, California and Connecticut — praying that each stop would be her last.

He always found her — bombarding Arnaud with phone calls, e-mails, letters, CDs and porn, according to prosecutors.

When Arnaud got restraining orders, Shepard would wait until they expired and then renew his sick fantasy of reuniting with her.

Finally, in 2010 — with Arnaud living in Connecticut — Shepard sent her “a death threat” that shook her to the core.

“He said he’s ‘coming for me.’ And that’s when I feared for my life,” Arnaud said.

“He came here; he scoped out my house; he scoped out my work,” she said. “He’s never taken no for an answer.”

Cops got an arrest warrant and alerted the FBI — and Shepard was finally arrested at his Arizona home in May 2010.

Last week, he was convicted by a federal jury, but faces only a maximum of five years in prison.

“I hope that justice is served and that there’s more awareness that stalking is a serious crime,” Arnaud said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: lindaarnaud; mosesshepard; stalker; twisted
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Sick. He only got 5 years; he should have gotten life.
1 posted on 01/27/2012 11:29:12 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She’s gone thru an 18 year sentence of stalking and he gets a 5 year sentence.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 11:33:37 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Five years? Plenty of time for her to move to a “shall issue” or better state and get really proficient with the handgun of her choice.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 11:34:37 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: conservativesister

Twit judge obviously didn’t hear about “let the punishment fit the crime.”


4 posted on 01/27/2012 11:35:24 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does she really justify this sort of stalking?

5 posted on 01/27/2012 11:36:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have a simple answer to this lady’s problem: supersonic lead injection. Had this been a member of my family, the stalker would have died years ago.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 11:36:54 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Note to Mr. Shepard, just about every other human you meet is a woman. There really is no shortage of them. They are practically everywhere (except where you will now be living). Find one you dont have to chase for two freaking decades!! You’ll be much happier, trust me.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 11:37:41 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He’ll spend whatever fraction of that 5 years he actually serves thinking that the fact she showed up in court to testify to have him put away is proof positive that she really loves him...


8 posted on 01/27/2012 11:38:06 AM PST by null and void (Day 1102 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s a shame she didn’t get a gun and solve the problem in a permanent manner when he showed up and gave her reason to “fear for her life”. Now she has to be on guard for five years later, when he gets out and is angry and crazy, instead of just crazy.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 11:38:12 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Persistent little bugger isn’t he? You’d think that over the course of 18 years she could have saved up enough money to have his legs broken...


10 posted on 01/27/2012 11:38:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lazamataz

maybe...depending on what he looks like.


11 posted on 01/27/2012 11:41:15 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Aria

Laws and Papers do not stop this type of person... concrete and steel work well, as does copper and lead.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 11:42:36 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Lazamataz

13 posted on 01/27/2012 11:42:42 AM PST by martin_fierro (< /meow >)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m sure she looked better when it all started, smartass.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 11:44:27 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It went on that long and she didn’t DO anything? She should have moved south, gotten a gun, and then taken care of the problem herself.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 11:44:38 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow, someone goes through that much trouble ! This goes beyond simple curiosity.

Personally, there has been many people who I crossed paths with but some I would have liked to stay in touch with but they chose to end contact, others I lost contact with and lastly some, I want no contact with.

In fact those who choose not to have contact with me, I go out of my way to avoid them just like those who I don’t want contact with.

All in all, I can look any of them up through the Internet but that is as far as it goes. Simple curiosity and also a means for me to be aware if I go into their turf so as to avoid contact.


16 posted on 01/27/2012 11:46:07 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: clee1

Same here.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 11:48:13 AM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: null and void
He’ll spend whatever fraction of that 5 years he actually serves ...

He was convicted in federal court. There is no longer parole in the federal system; there is a limited amount of time off ofr good behavior in prison, but it cannot exceed 15% of the sentence. So he will serve, at a minimum, 51 months.

18 posted on 01/27/2012 11:49:26 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They should have a photo of the stalker, not the victim.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 11:50:02 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I question the use of smart in you comment.. dumb seems to work better to me..


20 posted on 01/27/2012 11:50:54 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Twit judge obviously didn’t hear about “let the punishment fit the crime.”

Not the judge's fault; 5 years is the maximum sentence.

21 posted on 01/27/2012 11:50:58 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: CORedneck

White Pages on the internet make it easy for stalkers.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 11:51:12 AM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I’m sure she looked better when it all started, smartass.

You call ME.... LAZAMATAZ .... a SMARTASS???!?

Comeon. As long as you have known me, WHEN have I *EVER* been a *SMARTASS*.....???

23 posted on 01/27/2012 11:51:16 AM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The perp would have had better success if he took the lens covers off

24 posted on 01/27/2012 11:53:12 AM PST by kidd
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The frightened elementary-school teacher-turned-yoga instructor spent two decades moving to New Mexico, Arizona, California and Connecticut — praying that each stop would be her last.

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Flame away at me for blaming the victim here, but come on!!!

She’s lucky she isn’t dead. Why she let a creep like that do that to her is just unbelievable. I know she moved from state to state, but I see her in the same postion of a battered spouse who won’t leave her husband.

She just never had the guts to do the right thing.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 11:54:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Lazamataz

Of course she does. WTH?


26 posted on 01/27/2012 11:54:45 AM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well, he is crazy.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 11:55:12 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: null and void
So he will serve, at a minimum, 51 months.

Oops, I misread the article. If he is sentenced to 5 years, he will serve a minimum of 51 months; he hasn't been sentenced yet. Five years is the statutory maximum.

28 posted on 01/27/2012 11:55:19 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you can’t dissappear someone in NM, that’s pretty bad.


29 posted on 01/27/2012 11:57:08 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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She moved to Iowa but the stalking only got worse.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 11:59:13 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Six months ago I was all "Go away Newt." Now I'm "Eh, he's the best we got, so 'Go Newt.'")
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To: Lazamataz

Agree she not easy on the eyes. But maybe he goes for giraffe necks.

And he looks like a cross between Doctor Smith and Vincent Price.


31 posted on 01/27/2012 12:02:23 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Lazamataz

Since the Universe began, billions of years ago. But this time, you were #notcool also.


32 posted on 01/27/2012 12:02:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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Five years is the statutory maximum.

Oh, good Lord. What part of IRREDEEMABLE do the Feds not understand?

33 posted on 01/27/2012 12:04:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Larry Lucido; Tijeras_Slim; Lazamataz
Yeah. And while in Arizona and New Mexico, she could have hidden right in plain sight.

 
 
 
She just wasn't trying hard enough to hide.

34 posted on 01/27/2012 12:06:23 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Lazamataz

18 years is a long time.


35 posted on 01/27/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Every now and again I will jokey jokey and someone will get tweaked, even someone who normally likes me. No intent to do that, but you have to understand, if I start playing to not-offending-everyones-sensibilities, I will totally become PC, and then there will be no funny. No Laz. Just, the silence.

I stay off death threads, unless it was a dirtbag who needed it. I stay off kid-injury threads. Animal abuse threads, physical or sexual. Rape threads. This is stalking, and while it's not great, A) She could have ended it and B) She was not physically hurt.

36 posted on 01/27/2012 12:08:56 PM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: conservativesister
"She’s gone thru an 18 year sentence of stalking and he gets a 5 year sentence."

He'll be out in 3 (or less) and his obsession will be even stronger.

37 posted on 01/27/2012 12:09:49 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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Conan had to solve the Riddle of Steel.

Perhaps this chick needs to solve the Riddle of Lead.

No jury in the world would convict, and precious few DA's would press charges.

38 posted on 01/27/2012 12:11:41 PM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t want you to be orthodox (PC). But at the same time, I’m free to respond.


39 posted on 01/27/2012 12:13:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: kidd

anti glare covers.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 12:22:23 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Gasshog

That’s Bill Nye the Science Guy — not the stalker.


41 posted on 01/27/2012 12:31:06 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She should have just shot the bastard ...


42 posted on 01/27/2012 12:32:19 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Lazamataz; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
You call ME.... LAZAMATAZ .... a SMARTASS???!?

Smart ass? No. Dumb ass? Well, I'll let the world decide on that one... ;)

43 posted on 01/27/2012 12:32:19 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Aria
...depending on what he looks like.


44 posted on 01/27/2012 12:34:36 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Step 1

Move to Texas.

Step 2

Get carry license.

Step 3

Shoot bastard.

Step 4

Move wherever you want.

Shouldn't have taken more than a few weeks at most.

45 posted on 01/27/2012 12:39:20 PM PST by chuckles
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To: chuckles

I was thinking the exact same thing.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 12:42:21 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He probably just wanted to make sure she had his right phone number, since she hadn’t called.


47 posted on 01/27/2012 12:46:06 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: magslinger

Plenty of time for her to move to a “shall issue” or better state and get really proficient with the handgun of her choice.

&&&
Wonder why she never thought of that over those 18 years.


48 posted on 01/27/2012 12:53:43 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
He showed up at my school, at my apartment...

And that's when I put two in his chest and one in his head and that was the end of the matter.

49 posted on 01/27/2012 1:02:19 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Bigg Red

More fun to be a victim, I guess. Either that, or the usual brainwashing to trust the government.


50 posted on 01/27/2012 1:03:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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