Accused stalker arrested for breaking into victim’s house to wish happy Valentine’s Day

Published: February 15, 2019 10:36 AM EST
Updated: February 15, 2019 11:20 PM EST
James Timothy Karabes-Boeing

Cape Coral Police say a man was arrested after being accused of breaking into the home of a woman, who has a restraining order against him, so he could wish her a happy Valentine’s Day.

According to Police, James Timothy Karabes-Boeing, 38, broke into the woman’s home and was standing at the end of her bed when she woke up.

She told Karabes-Boeing to leave her room, and she immediately called police to report the man. The victim has an active restraining order against Karbes-Boeing, which says he can’t be within 500 feet of the her residence.

Before police could arrive to the scene, Karabes-Boeing left the house in his car and was seen driving off of Chiquita Blvd S into a dead end where an officer pulled him over.

Ignoring verbal commands from the officer, Karbes-Boeing drove off and his Honda was located a short time later abandoned after he fled on foot.

An officer later noticed a man matching Karbes-Boeing description walking down the street. When approached, Karbes-Boeing gave a false name to the officer, but was eventually identified as Karabes-Boeing.

He was charged with Violation of Injunction, Occupied Burglary, Aggravated Stalking, Resisting Officer without Violence, Giving a False name to LEO, and having an Outstanding Warrant.

Karabes-Boeing was later transferred to the Lee County Jail.