Parachute bondsman accused of stalking
Glenwood Springs Correspondent
Vail, CO Colorado
RIFLE, Colorado ” A bail bondsman was arrested Friday evening after his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend accused him of stalking her and punching her car.
Rifle police arrested Frederick Schultz, 51, of Rifle, on suspicion of stalking, criminal mischief and domestic violence around 10 p.m. Schultz is employed with AKA Bail Bonds in Parachute, according to jail booking documents.
A woman told police Schultz was harassing her. She said Schultz doesn’t like anyone looking at her, enters her house without permission and makes her feel intimidated at her job. She told police she changed her cell phone number several times to try to get him to stop calling, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police Chief Daryl Meisner couldn’t be immediately reached.
The woman also said Schultz would flip her off while she was at work, he threatened her neighbors not to look at her and he would watch her house from an area nearby, according to police. She told police she was afraid of retaliation and that he would continue stalking her.
Police interviewed a neighbor who told them Schultz was “very jealous” and she worries about the woman’s safety. The situation came to a head when the woman confronted Schultz on Friday about him talking to her boss about their personal problems. She told him she wanted nothing more to do with him and tried to give him some rings back, according to the affidavit.
The woman dropped the rings in his car window and he allegedly cursed at her and shoved her as she walked back to work. She later found Schultz by her truck at her house, the affidavit says, and she tried to move it but he punched the front fender, leaving a “significant” dent.
A police officer estimated the damage at around $800. Schultz was advised of his rights in court Monday and released on a personal recognizance bond.