LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 47-year-old man from Chicago was arrested after he reportedly stalked a model in the Southland. He repeatedly threatened to kill her and harm members of her family, according to the FBI.
KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports Kourtney Reppert, who moved to Los Angeles less than a year ago, began receiving constant, and very specific, threats via email.
Louis F. Plascencia allegedly wrote Reppert, detailing how he would kill her parents and even mentioned their address.
“I hope you die in an automobile accident and it crushes your ugly face through the windshield and a large piece of glass cuts your throat,” the alleged stalker wrote in an email.
“He was actually charged in Los Angeles with internet stalking in connection with chronic emails, number of emails starting in March of 2012,” according to FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller.
Authorities tracked the emails to Plascencia in Chicago and arrested him there.
The FBI said Plascencia was very specific in his emails — mentioning the names and addresses of people close to Reppert. It was those factors that led FBI to pick up the case.
“Reading through the criminal complaint one would think that this person had the wherewithal, possibly, to carry out, really, a murder,” Eimiller said of the stalker.
“I was really freaked out. He knew my parents’ address. It was really scary,” Reppert told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Plascencia could face five years in federal prison and could be transported to appear in an L.A. courtroom within the month.