Man arrested for stalking after sending 118 texts: police

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34-year-old William Thomas Hardaway was arrested Thursday by the Gainesville Police Department.

34-year-old William Thomas Hardaway was arrested Thursday by the Gainesville Police Department.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A north Florida man has been arrested for stalking after police say he sent a woman 118 text messages over an eight-hour period.

The Gainesville Sun reports that 34-year-old William Thomas Hardaway was arrested Thursday by the Gainesville Police Department.

Police say Hardaway sent a woman the texts on May 6 even though she had asked him to stop multiple times. A police report says he also called her cellphone twice, and dialed her four other times at work.

Police say one of Hardway’s texts also threatened the woman’s husband.

Hardaway and the woman were in a relationship while she was married, and police say the stalking began after she broke up with him in an attempt to repair her marriage.