|Published:||Nov 21, 2013 10:17 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 21, 2013 11:33 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, FL.--A creepy run-in on the road--WINK News is learning about a scary stalking prank on the streets of southwest Florida.
A girl was allegedly followed for miles in her car down the streets of Cape Coral by complete strangers.
Imagine it's 3:40 in the morning, you're driving in to a town you're not from and suddenly a strange vehicle starts to follow you.
That's exactly what happened to a woman we'll call Tina and what landed 20-year old Brandon Groesser and 18-year old Charles Coons behind bars for stalking.
"You have a person who is not from this area and is traveling along and has a strange vehicle with an unknown number of occupants at the time following," said detective Dana Costin with Cape Coral Police.
Cape Coral Police say early Thursday morning, Tina was driving in to Cape Coral to visit her family.
They say when she turned on to Pine Island Road, Groesser and Coons, in a blue Dodge truck, began to tailgate and harass her.
"The victim actually made several attempts as she was driving in to Cape Coral to give this car every opportunity to go its own way," said Det. Costin.
Eventually she pulled in to a gas station down Santa Barbara and called police.
They quickly pulled over the blue truck, where police say, Coons and Groesser admitted to following Tina simply because they were bored.
"Just for kicks decide they were going to follow this vehicle, placing this victim in serious fear of her own safety," said Det. Costin.
But we spoke to Groesser's mother who says her son would never hurt anyone.
"No not at all. Brandon is scared of his own shadow," she said.
After this prank she has some advice for her son.
"Grow up. It's time to grow up," she said.
Police say Tina wanted to press charges because she was in fear for her safety and now both men are facing misdemeanor stalking charges.