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Lehi man arrested for reportedly stalking ex-girlfriend, leaving roses and teddy bear on her porch

August 11, 2018

Nicholas Harris

Police arrested a Lehi man on Friday for reportedly stalking his ex-girlfriend and leaving a teddy bear and red roses on her porch.

Nicholas Harris, 20, was booked into Utah County Jail on suspicion of stalking, a third-degree felony.

At 1 a.m. on Friday, officers with the Orem Police Department responded to reports of someone leaving items on the porch of a home in Orem.

An adult inside the home told police he had spotted someone on the porch through the front window. The man grabbed his gun and spoke to the person through the window, telling the person to leave.

The person on the porch, a man allegedly fitting Harris’ description, ran away on foot.

Police found a white teddy bear, a bottle of iced coffee and a bouquet of roses on the porch with a note addressed to a 17-year-old girl who lives at the home.

Officers with the Lehi Police Department contacted Harris, who told police he was sleeping at his home in Lehi. When police arrived at his residence, officers observed the engine of Harris’ vehicle was warm to the touch.

Harris was arrested and is being held on a $5,000 cash-only bail. Investigators plan to fingerprint the bottle of iced coffee.

The girl has a protective order against Harris for aggressively stalking her since they broke up in February, police reported. In the past few months, Harris has left notes, drinks, bath salts, canvas paintings and lotion at her home.

Orem police arrested Harris on suspicion of third-degree felony stalking on July 27 for reportedly leaving items at the girl’s residence.

In one instance, he also shot and killed her dog, according to a police report.

Harris has shown up at the girl’s work and refused to leave, as well as sending her videos asking her to be in a relationship with him again, according to court records.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor attempted stalking in 4th District Court on Monday for a Feb. 1 incident. His sentencing is set for Oct. 1.

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