New Hampshire Man Accused of Stalking Putnam County Woman
A man from New Hampshire was arrested after he allegedly stalked a woman from the Hudson Valley he met online.
Recently, deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in the Town of Southeast for a reported unwanted person on the property. Upon arrival, a woman told an officer a man she knows from an online gaming app showed up at her house unannounced and uninvited.
The woman said she and the man used to play an online game together called “Ark Survival” but about two years ago she stopped speaking to and playing online with the man due to his “jealous” behavior towards her.
The woman said she continued to receive gaming invites from the man and on Jan. 16, he hacked into her online gaming account.
On Jan. 18, the man allegedly showed up at the woman's home in Putnam County. Rattana V. Phimmavongsa of New Hampshire was eventually found by officers at a nearby motel and charged with stalking.
He was arraigned in the Town of Patterson Court and released on his own recognizance as mandated by newly implemented bail reform laws, police say.