23 Nov 2010

GPS stalker gets home detention

4:31 pm on 23 November 2010

A man who placed a GPS device on his former wife's car in what a judge described as a case of obsessive stalking has been banned from using a cellphone during his home detention sentence.

Christopher Robinson appeared in Upper Hutt District Court on six charges of breaching a protection order and one of making a false complaint and was sentenced to six months' home detention.

The GPS device enabled Robinson to track his former wife's car and use a cellphone to cut the electronics to the fuel pump.

He also sparked an emergency services call-out in April after he told her he had rigged their former home to blow up if she went inside.

Judge Stephen Harrop said Robinson was suffering from an adjustment disorder caused by his marriage breakup and showed no remorse for his offending.