POLICE FIND NASHVILLE MAN LIVING IN THE CRAWLSPACE OF EX-GIRLFRIEND’S HOME

Do you think you’ve got a horror story about your ex? Check this out.

Police in Tennessee say a man who knew better lived for some time in the crawlspace of his ex-girlfriend’s home as a way to keep track of her.

This ‘undercover’ investigation started when police say a woman called officers to her Hermitage home to tell them her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Rodriguez, was yelling and banging on her front door.

But Rodriguez got away before the officers arrived. They were told to be on the lookout for a “shirtless white male wearing gym shorts,” and set up a perimeter.

Police say they found Rodgriguez about a block away at this intersection, “hiding behind a sign:”Officers took Rodriguez into custody and checked his record.

They learned Rodriguez was out on bond for an aggravated burglary at his ex-girlfriend’s home.

Part of his bond conditions was that he wasn’t supposed to contact the victim.

Then, officers talked to the victim’s next door duplex neighbor, who told them “she believed someone was living underneath her home in the crawl space.”

Officers then went underground.

There, in the victim’s crawlspace, police say they found Rodriguez’s “clothing and personal items, including his Tennessee driver’s license.”

The victim told detectives she thought Rodriguez lived in the crawlspace “as a way to stay in contact with and harass her.” The woman’s neighbor added she was on board to press charges against him.

When asked about his undercover status, police say Rodriguez told them it was because “he knew he was not supposed to contact the victim,” adding that was also why he ran away from arriving officers.

Rodriguez is now charged with aggravated stalking, aggravated criminal trespassing and violation of a no contact order. A judge set his bond at $8,000.

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