Man Charged With Stalking After Ordering 18 Pizzas In Estranged Wife’s Name

CHICAGO (CBS) — Stalking charges have been filed against a northwest suburban man, after he allegedly placed 18 pizza orders in his estranged wife’s name.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports 47-year-old Bryant Smith already had been charged with repeatedly violating a restraining order, for allegedly slashing the tires on his wife’s car, and making harassing phone calls.

Those charges were dropped as prosecutors filed a felony aggravated stalking charge against him.

Smith allegedly placed 18 pizza orders in one day in his estranged wife’s name.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the woman called police after receiving calls and emails from pizzerias asking to confirm the orders that were made online. The orders were later tracked to Smith’s computer.

He was ordered held on $200,000 bail on Thursday. The Tribune reports, during his bond hearing, he called the prosecutor a “bitch” and spit on the floor while the prosecutor was detailing the charges against him.

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