[PHOTO CREDITS: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 01/16/20]
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EUSTIS, Florida — A Tavares man who was arrested just last month for criminal mischief and burglarizing his child’s mother’s job is accused of stalking her and is back in the Lake County Jail, this time on no bond.
According to an arrest affidavit, on Monday, a woman who shares a child with Nicholas Anthony DiGiacomo, 28, told a deputy DiGiacomo was stalking her and violating a no-contact order, stemming from an incident Lake Legal News reported on in December. She also told the deputy the time sharing plan they had in place was suspended by the Orange county court system until DiGiacomo had a mental health evaluation and any recommended treatment.
This angered him, the woman told the deputy, and since the plan had been suspended, DiGiacomo had driven by her home multiple times and confronted her current boyfriend at a local restaurant earlier that day while driving a white Dodge Ram truck . A little less than one hour later, she received a message from DiGiacomo on the Talking Parents app that said, “Tell your genius boyfriend to knock off running his mouth and threatening me, especially since he doesn’t have the balls to back it and it will go very poorly for him.”
On Tuesday, the victim reported DiGiacomo drove by her house three times in the Dodge Ram after the deputy left Monday, and her surveillance cameras captured it. The truck in the video did appear to be similar to the truck DiGiacomo was driving, but he was unable to see the tag, the deputy noted in the affidavit.
When questioned, DiGiacomo said he went by the woman’s house just once on Monday, in an attempt to see his child, but did not stay when he noticed she had company. He told the deputy he was unaware of the no-contact order. He was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail.
In December 2019, DiGiacomo — wearing a bright blue suit with snowflakes — was caught on video shattering a window with a brick and setting the victim’s father’s boat afloat at Mt. Dora Boating Center and Marina, 148 Charles Avenue, Mount Dora. In that case he was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and interference of navigation. He was released on $12,500 bond.
In this most recent case, he was charged with stalking and violation of pre-trial release. According to Lake County Jail records, DiGiacomo’s bond was revoked in the original incident and he is presently housed in the Lake County Jail.
[You may wish to read the original story: https://www.lakelegalnews.com/article/vandals-attire-a-bright-blue-suit-with-snowflakes-helps-solve-case-of-rage-at-mount-dora-boating-center/ ]
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