A Hillsborough judge issued an injunction against a 51-year-old Tampa man accused of stalking Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, according to Bay News 9.
During a hearing Wednesday at the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Tampa, Bondi told Senior Judge Christine Vogel that William Wilkes came to her house uninvited at least twice. He also sent her unwanted text messages.
The first time Wilkes came to her Tampa home was around 3 a.m. on March 9. Bondi said her dog tore down her blinds when Wilkes tapped on the window, “agitating” the dog, according to Bay News 9.
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Wilkes left as she was dialing 911, but he came back more than a month later and was met with Florida Highway Patrol troopers who were guarding her home. That time, he was arrested and taken into custody under the Baker Act. He was released a few days later.
Days after he was arrested, Wilkes called Bondi’s personal cell phone by Facebook Messenger, according to an arrest report. When she didn’t pick up, he then sent four text messages to Bondi, saying things like, “Mrs. Bondi,” “may we get married soon,” “I am in love” and “your (sic) more beautiful than I ever remember — how dat happen.”
On Wednesday, Judge Vogel asked Wilkes if he would agree to a civil injunction, and he responded, “if she don’t want to see me, I don’t want to see her,” according to Bay News 9.
Wilkes is being held at the Hillsborough County jail without bond.
According to Bay News 9, Bondi has another out-of-state stalker who claims that only she can remove a chip from his brain. That investigation is ongoing.