Cape Coral woman arrested, accused of stalking Tony Stewart

FORT MYERS, Fla. A Cape Coral woman is accused of stalking and threatening former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.

Mary Kathleen Russell, 68, of the 2100 block of 52nd Street, was arrested early Tuesday morning on a warrant out of Indiana. She’s being held without bond after a Wednesday morning court appearance.

Russell was upset Stewart didn’t give her an autograph at a race, authorities said. She’s accused of making hundreds of phone calls to Stewart and his family members between March 2016 and October of this year.

Some of those calls featured the song “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads, according to court documents.

She’s being held without bond awaiting extradition to Indiana, where the crimes are said to have taken place.

She faces charges that include stalking, terroristic mischief and intimidation.

Check back with WINK News for more on this developing story.

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