Man allegedly stalked Richfield police

 A man has allegedly been stalking Richfield police, but they say the stalking has stopped following his release from jail.

Alleged stalker Gregory North told Richfield Police he was upset about how police handled a dispute between he and his girlfriend back in 2013, but what exactly he hoped to accomplish with his actions remains unclear.

North, 41, and his sun-bleached Saab have become a fixture around town for all the wrong reasons. A 6-page criminal complaint outlines behavior that ranges from unusual to downright threatening. The bizarre timeline begins on Jan. 28, when North allegedly began stalking an officer making a traffic stop at 66th and I-35, reportedly driving by multiple times giving a "thumbs down" gesture.

The erratic, stalking behavior only escalating from there, and according to police, officers were gathered for dinner and again, they began to see him in the area.

Investigators said North followed another officer to Broadway Pizza, later admitting he watched the officer eating inside. The report claimed North's actions began to expand to phone calls, and calling police "pathetic losers," going on to say they had him "on the edge."

According to police, it was North's actions at City Hall, allegedly pulling up and speeding off, that ultimately led to formal charges of misdemeanor stalking.

It's a charge that police take extremely seriously in wake of the New Hope shooting last month where two officers were wounded and alleged gunman Raymond Kmetz was killed.

Richfield police said North has been released from jail and the stalking has stopped.

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