Dem Candidate Arrested On Stalking Charge

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Democrat David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested Friday on a felony stalking charge.

Police arrested Alcon at an Albuquerque apartment complex two weeks after a warrant for his arrest was issued out of Santa Fe, reports KRQE News.

Police said that a woman began receiving creepy and frightening text messages from Alcon after attending a Halloween party this past October in Santa Fe. The woman told police that Alcon told her he loved her and wanted to have children with her and sent her a photo of his genitals.

The woman told police she met Alcon ten years ago and has received text messages from him before. She called police again later and said Alcon was outside of her apartment.

Alcon was also convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend back in 2007. The judge in that case said the congressional candidate was “clearly obsessed” with his ex.

On the morning before the 2007 trial started, Alcon sprinkled rose petals on his ex-girlfriend’s porch.

“It was just unbelievable to me, David,” state District Judge Michael Vigil said before Alcon’s sentencing. “That is creepy. That is scary for a person. You would not go away. Violence takes a lot of different forms. [What you did] was a form of violence to the victim.”

Alcon was convicted of aggravated stalking and trespassing, and was alleged to have broken into his ex-girlfriend’s home. Police found him passed out with the house alarm going off, the prosecutor claimed, and Alcon later returned to the house and left notes and flowers on his ex-girlfriend’s truck.

Alcon ended up serving three years probation in the 2007 case.

“You are a 30-year-old man acting like an infatuated high-school boy,” the judge said.

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