Phone stalker who ‘harassed widow’ arrested
Detectives acted on a number of complaints from women before homing in on a married father who works as a driver.
Suspect arrested [illustrative] Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Police arrested a 35-year-old man from the central region on Tuesday evening on
suspicion of phone stalking several women, including the recent widow of Gadi
Vichman, who was murdered in May after asking youths to keep the noise
Detectives from the Negev police subdistrict’s central unit acted
on a number of complaints from women, including Vichman’s widow, before
eventually homing in on the suspect, a married father who works as a
The suspect appeared before the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court on
Wednesday, which extended his custody by five days.
“We’re only at the
start of the investigation,” a Negev police source said. Police are expected to
question the suspect over the coming days to receive his version of events and
match it with the evidence in their possession.
Vichman’s widow, Michal,
began receiving disturbing calls from a stalker who uttered sexual messages as
she attempted to come to terms with her sudden loss.
The stalker told
Michal he was watching her entering her balcony and made several sexual
innuendos, she told Ma’ariv.
Detectives provided Michal with instructions
on how to respond to the calls and how to record the conversations.
expressed relief following the arrest, and thanked the police for the swift