WESTPORT, Conn., -- A 60-year-old Weston man was charged with first-degree stalking after he was found lurking outside the restaurant where a person he was to have no contact with was located, Westport police said.
Thomas Gionis of 317 Goodhill Road was also charged with criminal violation of a restraining order and violation of a restraining order. He posted $300,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
Police said they were called to the Pearl Restaurant at 260 Compo Road S. Police said the complainant had been previously a victim of stalking by the suspect and that Gionis was seen outside the restaurant while the complainant was inside.
When police arrived they spotted a man with a hoodie standing — later identified as Gionis — under a large tree at the restaurant. Police said the man spotted police, dropped his head and began to walk away before he was questioned and arrested.
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