January is National Stalking Awarenes Month, about which no smart remarks or attempts at whimsy. I've watched a couple of friends go through it, and obsession is a scary thing when it has that manifestation. The worst thing is how the victims tend to make excuses for the stalkers when it's someone they've been involved with who just won't let go. Even when there's no suspicion that things might get violent, they end up allowing their lives to be made miserable.
Prosecutor Karen Richards has good adivce in the WANE-TV piece:
"Keep the things that you get from your stalker so that you can turn them over to law enforcement, don't get rid of your recordings on your answering machine, don't delete the computer messages, keep the letters, the cards, the notes, whatever comes into you, hang on to those and turn them over to law enforcement."