|Published:||Aug 03, 2010 3:26 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 03, 2010 12:19 AM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Sheriff's Office has fired Corporal Patricia Williams for harassing a woman while on duty. The victim, who spoke only to WINK News, says the tormenting went on for years.
"It got to where we were afraid to go outside because we were being watched," says the woman, who we're calling Jane, because she asked to remain anonymous.
Jane says she and her ex are fighting for custody of their child. She says Williams is now married to her ex and that's when the harassment started.
"I was seven months pregnant when she pulled me over and I was standing in the hot sun scared." "I didn't recognize her face until I saw her name tag," says Jane.
That's when Jane says she realized she was being targeted.
"Just to harass me, to let me know she was watching me. That she had that power over me," says Jane.
An internal investigation by the Sheriff's Office shows that Williams ran the woman's driving information at least 23 times. Williams also apparently ran the information of 50 Sheriff's Office members.
"You would think people that had that responsibility would use it like they're supposed to," says Jane.
During the investigation, Williams admitted to pulling Jane over, but she never filed a report.
Jane's just glad the Sheriff's Office took action to fire Williams.
"I think somebody like that can't be trusted with that power to do what they're supposed to do," says Jane.