AUSTIN (KXAN) — A former contractor for the delivery service Favor, has been arrested for allegedly stalking a woman he met while delivering food to her at work, according to Austin police.
Alexandro Correa, 37 was arrested Saturday in front of the victim’s work, according to the arresting affidavit. He is charged with stalking.
According to the affidavit, back in November of 2018, Correa delivered lunch to the victim at her place of work in east Austin. The two had never met previously. The victim told officers that after the initial delivery Correa would show up at her work unannounced, leaving random items for her.
The victim told investigators that Correa somehow obtained her cell phone number — she assumes most likely from her business card — and began bombarding her with unwanted calls and text messages. Correa would allegedly send her photos of the trailer he lived in, telling her she could move in with him.
On Dec. 12, Correa stormed into the victim’s work and interrupted a class she was teaching, according to the affidavit. The victim alleges Correa was acting belligerent and possibly intoxicated. After this incident, the victim contacted Correa on Facebook telling him that he had crossed a line, to which Correa replied: “we’re done.”
In the several weeks following the Dec. 12 incident, Correa posted a slew of messages to the victim’s social media accounts as well posts referring to the victim on his own pages. Several of the messages involve death, but never explicitly state that he wanted to kill or harm the victim.
On Jan. 2, Correa was issued a cease and desist, that ordered him to stop any and all communication with the victim including making social media posts about her. At this time the social media posts slowed but soon picked back up.
On Jan. 17, the victim told investigators she found what she believes to be a funeral arrangement outside her business. She described it as an old instrument case filled with roses on top of a pile of maple leaves. Although investigators have no evidence to link Correa to this “funeral arrangement” the victim strongly believes it was Correa who left it.
Due to her increased fears of Correa, APD conducted increased patrols in the vicinity of the victim’s workplace. On Monday, officers spotted Correa riding past the area, he was stopped, detained and issued a criminal trespass notice by the victim.
Correa has been booked and charged with stalking. As of Wednesday and according to the Travis County online jail records his bond is set at $500,000.