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Man Charged with Stalking His Ex, Police Say

Lennie Williams also faces a theft charge for stealing his ex-girlfriend's cell phone during a confrontation at Hollywood Casino, police said.

A Joliet man who allegedly confronted his ex-girlfriend at Hollywood Casino Tuesday and stole her cell phone was charged with stalking and theft, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.

Lennie A. Williams, 34, was arrested early Tuesday morning after getting into a fight with the 22-year-old woman, with whom he as a son, and then fleeing the casino when security guards attempted to intervene, Roechner said.

The woman took out an order of protection against Williams in April after she observed him following her and stopping in front of her house, Roechner said. On Tuesday night, he sat next to her when she was playing slots at the casino and started whispering in her ear, he said.

When the woman told him to leave and tried to get help, Williams grabbed her phone and ran.

Police took him into custody near his 411 Oneida home, and he admitted to getting into an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, taking her phone and repeatedly driving near her home, blaming his behavior on the woman's refusal to allow him to see their son, Roechner said. He said he left the cell phone in the victim's mailbox, which is where police retrieved it.

Williams also told officers he was not aware of the order of protection so they provided him with a copy.

Williams was booked into the Will County jail, and freed on $4,000 bond. According to jail records, he's been arrested on domestic battery charges three times since 2009.

Jax May 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Dude there are a lot of other woman out there why ruin your life on just one...Think about your son not her
Reflection May 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Wow! Things you find out about people. Stalker? Domestic violence? 12 years older than the young lady? Order of Protection? Your excuse is your son?That's what court for... VISITATION RIGHTS.
Herc May 23, 2013 at 01:27 PM
People never cease to amaze me, how these jack wipes can't get over their girlfriend or boyfriend. Take notice dude when she kicked you to the curb, the relationship was over. Time to move on.
Grier May 23, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Children need their father in there lives i have two sons i love unconditionally, and i feel it is wrong that a man has to fight to be a father to his child. Two sides to every story and this one is exaggerated well.
Grier May 23, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Jax and herc it has nothing to do wit letting go, it is all about me missing my child and me and oldest being rob of my relationship wit my youngest.
johnqpublic May 23, 2013 at 02:59 PM
22 year old single mom at the casino. This is the reason we need gaming expansion in Illinois. Her kid has no chance. Vote these creeps out that support the gaming expansion BS, because this is the result. You know damn well she is on public aid.
blessedone May 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Man that baby wasn't at the casino. Take her to court since both of you can't make arrangements for you to see the child . its sad grown people act like kids. And you took her phone to see who she been texts and calling let keep it real
Herc May 23, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I don't know if you're the man this article was written about, but let me tell you something, we have a court system in this country for these type of matters. Following your ex to a casino and taking her phone is considered harassment and stalking. The child was not at the casino, so I don't buy into that BS! Grow a pair and get yourself a lawyer and do it the correct way.
Jax May 23, 2013 at 04:27 PM
I didn't say anything other than think about your kid and basically quit getting in trouble with the woman and fight for your rights in the courts
Lizabeth May 23, 2013 at 04:45 PM
That was my first thought too- we don't have this whole story. Some of these young girls today use their children to get even with the father and that is so wrong. Children are not pawns.
real talk May 23, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Talk don't know the half get both sides keep comments to your self
Trinity May 23, 2013 at 05:11 PM
simply BC she is 22 does not necessarily mean she is on public aid. I did not read anywhere in the article that said unemployed single mother, not that it matters. nevertheless did he hve any business bothering her for his son in that environment
the man May 23, 2013 at 05:42 PM
This man must not have any game if he at the casino harassing his ex. It's about her not kids. Why was the phone kidnapped. Who's is the man Grier, is he the stalker?
Special Rex May 23, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Grier, what you did was wrong, but don't let her get the best of you bro. Listen, I know they probably tearing you apart in support. So see if you can file for joint custody so you can be the father he needs. It's plenty of women out there for you...
joe May 23, 2013 at 06:02 PM
I bet dude won't fight other dudes, lol...
blessedone May 23, 2013 at 06:08 PM
We might not know the whole story but from the story that child wasn't at the casino or in the phone period
Danny Johnson May 23, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Andre directly @ lennie funny thing is that you seem to enjoy fighting women and you seem to have a history of ifighting women but all in all I bet he wouldn't fight no guy your size! Or on top of that what If those women you put your hands on was your sister or daughter!! How would that make you feel?
Danny Johnson May 23, 2013 at 06:33 PM
There's nothing worst than a man that hits a woman in my book you can take this however
Kent Towers May 23, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Please brother, for your kids' sake get some help. This kind of behavior only makes it easier for her to deny you access to your son through the court system. If you really want a relationship with your boy, you gotta go about things the right way. Get a lawyer & get some counseling. This story has been repeated over and over a million times between parents who can't get along. If you really love your kid, you gotta be smart.
Special Rex May 24, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Another thing, if you re read the story it says they fight...then when they tell the story it just says he grabbed the phone and ran. Not to be funny, but which one is it?
Dickey Simpkins May 24, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Man, Lennie a coo dude...he gave the phone back....sheeesh
PRISCILLA JACKIE May 25, 2013 at 05:16 AM
Everybody thinks they know it all. These bitches out here are fuckin trifilin. i say this and im a female! Bitches be sooo quick to call the cops when they ass the one thats doin wrong.

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