By Caleb Hutton
The victim of a bizarre Bellingham stalking case asked for some leniency in the sentencing of her ex-boyfriend Thursday, Feb. 21.
BELLINGHAM – A Bellingham accountant pleaded guilty Thursday, Feb. 21, to stalking his ex-girlfriend by gluing her home’s doors shut, turning off the gas, cutting her phone and cable lines, and dumping paint remover all over her car.
One of her car tires got flattened with a nail in June 2011, and she found several puncture marks.
The woman called the cops later that month, naming (recent ex-boyfriend Charles Lysander Storrs IV) as a suspect, after she found someone had put a bumper sticker on her car and glued the doorknob of her house shut with super glue.
Eventually, Storrs was ordered to serve 20 days of jail alternatives and 80 days of community service for stalking, a gross misdemeanor.
I called the victim, a 57-year-old Bellingham woman, Friday morning and asked her if she thought that was fair.
Reiterating what she said in court, she said she wanted Storrs convicted of stalking, and wanted him to know she was serious, but didn’t feel compelled to ask for a huge jail sentence.
Also of note:
- They dated for about three years.
- It was a PETA sticker stuck to the bumper of her car. She works as a vet tech, so Storrs might have meant it as some kind of personal comment.
- She has turned in restitution paperwork to cover the $3,000 bill she had to pay when Storrs dumped paint remover all over her car. That act was caught on camera and clearly showed the suspect’s gait, clothes and face. She expects to get the money back.
- Part of the sentence includes a no-contact order.