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Man carried gun, machete, Valentine's Day card as he stalked Emmaus woman, police say
lehighvalleylive ^ | 02/07/2013 | By Precious Petty

Posted on 02/08/2013 1:00:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

A Montgomery County man accused of stalking his estranged wife was wearing body armor and carrying weapons Monday when Emmaus police pulled him over as he was following her to work, court records say.

Flint Andrew Staton had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles and other weapons in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, records said.

Officers found 39 "pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing," a Valentine's Day card bearing the message "A Promise for My Wife," handcuffs, a black, stiletto-heeled shoe, duct tape, several boxes of gloves and a ski mask in Staton's 1997 Toyota Avalon, records said.

The 30-year-old Perkiomenville, Pa., man is not allowed to have weapons and is required to stay away from his wife, borough resident Anne Staton, because she has two protection-from-abuse orders against him, records say. Flint Staton allegedly told police they might find a gun in his car, but records don't say what he planned to do with it or the other items officers found.

Police charged him with firearms not to be carried without a license, possessing instruments of crime and persons not to possess firearms, as well as stalking, prohibited offensive weapons and harassment, records say. He was arraigned tonight by District Judge David M. Howells Jr. and sent to Lehigh County Prison in lieu of posting $1 million bail.

Anne Staton told borough police Jan. 31 that she suspected Flint Staton followed her to work each morning, records say. She described him to officers, who on Monday spotted his sedan trailing her at 5:15 a.m. in the first block of Main Street, records say.

Flint Staton, of the 200 block of Fulmer Road, has violated Anne Staton's PFA orders three times in the last year, records say. Earlier this month, he was charged with stalking and related offenses for allegedly calling and texting his wife repeatedly.

The search of Flint Staton's car also yielded pepper spray, a stick handle with a screw protruding from it, ammunition for the gun, arrowheads, a Kevlar helmet, cable restraints, a couple of wigs, a notebook that belongs to Anne Staton and his PFA paperwork, police said.

Officers found computer equipment, camera equipment, a cellphone, binoculars, walkie-talkies and other materials in the car, as well.

Staton's preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 14 before Howells.


TOPICS: Local News; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: shesnotworthit; valentine
I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that she WILL NOT be his Valentine this year.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just remember, there’s a very thin line between love and a restraining order.

Mark


2 posted on 02/08/2013 1:03:41 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows

All set for a lovely Valentines Day with your sweetheart?

A loaded .40 caliber handgun: CHECK
a stun baton: CHECK
a machete: CHECK
a variety of knives: CHECK
a baseball bat: CHECK
brass knuckles: CHECK
and other weapons in his vehicle;: CHECK
39 “pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing: CHECK
a Valentine’s Day card bearing the message “A Promise for My Wife,”: CHECK
handcuffs: CHECK
a black, stiletto-heeled shoe: CHECK
duct tape: CHECK
several boxes of gloves: CHECK
and a ski mask: CHECK

Well gee. This list looks pretty complete to me. What else is missing for a lovely and intimate Valentines Day?


3 posted on 02/08/2013 1:09:25 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Just trying to get home to spend Valentine's day with the little woman.

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4 posted on 02/08/2013 1:19:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

OMIGOD. He had a GUN????


5 posted on 02/08/2013 1:22:52 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stalking. When two people take a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows it . . .


6 posted on 02/08/2013 1:26:14 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I've fixed my problem with procrastination; just wait and see.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Lazmataz

I LOVE THIS HAPPY ENDING! Man, so often all we have to read about is the murder/suicide when this stuff happens. So HAPPY he was caught ahead of time!

And, Laz? I will be your Valentine from afar. No need to go to these lengths, LOL!


7 posted on 02/08/2013 1:37:36 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: MarkL
Two restraining orders. [One's a backup in case he comes inside the perimeter of the first restraining order.]
8 posted on 02/08/2013 1:49:33 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Already a suspect in Wire Fraud - FBI - U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2012

"An indictment was unsealed today charging Flint Andrew Staton, 40, of Reading, Pennsylvania, with wire fraud. The indictment arises from Staton’s consistently overstating his income to qualify for financing of luxury cars, after which he defaulted, according to United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. To date, he has allegedly caused a loss of $119,167.46 to the car financing companies.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexander T.H. Nguyen.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 1:50:17 PM PST by wtd
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To: Responsibility2nd
Flint Andrew Staton had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles and other weapons in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, records said.

... also yielded pepper spray, a stick handle with a screw protruding from it, ammunition for the gun, arrowheads, a Kevlar helmet, cable restraints, a couple of wigs, a notebook that belongs to Anne Staton and his PFA paperwork, police said.

But, oddly, no chainsaw.

10 posted on 02/08/2013 1:51:34 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This list looks pretty complete to me. What else is missing for a lovely and intimate Valentines Day?

Well, obviously a chainsaw. Duh.

11 posted on 02/08/2013 1:53:04 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Searching Staton's home, police also found the following items in his garage:


12 posted on 02/08/2013 2:13:53 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: FredZarguna

Man! I don’t even know what some of those things are!

Course I’ve never been over to Laz’s house to play with his toys, so....


13 posted on 02/08/2013 2:18:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LMAO!!


14 posted on 02/08/2013 2:54:57 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: FredZarguna

The police talked to his neighbors, who responded that he was a peaceful man, never made any trouble, pretty quiet.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 2:59:04 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sounds like this dude and diaper wearing astronaut woman are made for each other.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 3:03:05 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd; P.O.E.

That second PFA should have been a loaded Colt forty-five with two spare magazines!

Ping list, POE? Also look at #9 - seems this clown's got issues!! lol

17 posted on 02/08/2013 3:26:23 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
There's a (very peripheral) connection, actually.

Police did not immediately disclose that several badly soiled diapers had been found bundled into an industrial grade t-shirt launcher.

18 posted on 02/08/2013 3:44:10 PM PST by FredZarguna (The bumper sticker on Jack Lambert's pickup read "Warning: I don't brake for liberals.")
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To: FredZarguna

That’s just wrong on a lot of levels.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 3:47:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SgtHooper
The police talked to his neighbors, who responded that he was a peaceful man, never made any trouble, pretty quiet.

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"I gotta get organizized."

20 posted on 02/08/2013 3:53:57 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

how big was his car again??

well, at least he’s not half-assing it


21 posted on 02/08/2013 3:54:33 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I know, right?

It's almost as disgusting as catching the linen fired out of one of them at a Pirates' game.

22 posted on 02/08/2013 3:56:55 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FredZarguna
Pirates?

Stewardess, I speak yun'z.

23 posted on 02/08/2013 4:01:10 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd
Flint Andrew Staton had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles and other weapons in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, records said.

When you care enough to pack the very best.

24 posted on 02/08/2013 4:05:26 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I LOVE THIS HAPPY ENDING! Man, so often all we have to read about is the murder/suicide when this stuff happens. So HAPPY he was caught ahead of time!

I look at this as a travesty of justice! The guy should have been sitting in jail after violating the first personal protection order against him.

And the question that hasn't been asked is why the woman hasn't been granted a concealed weapons permit to protect herself against this guy........

25 posted on 02/08/2013 4:06:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I'm goin' donton to get a pond a' grond rond.

'enK. Yinz get some dessert n munchies n'at'n.

26 posted on 02/08/2013 4:09:58 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FredZarguna

Went to school north of the ‘burgh in the 70’s. Tough time to be a Redskins fan.

Last year I found some IC Light here in New Mexico... it was just as I remembered it. ;)


27 posted on 02/08/2013 4:12:44 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd
Man carried gun, machete, Valentine's Day card as he stalked Emmaus woman, police say

Always, always have a Backup Plan.

28 posted on 02/08/2013 4:22:24 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All ‘obvious’ things aside, this is definitely the type person an ‘Asylum’ is made for.

This takes “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” to a new level.

This guy falls in the ‘Some people just need killing’ category.

He definitely needs to be taken down before he hurts himself or several others.

A poster said she needs a carry permit, she NEEDS an armed squad around her at all times. A food taster would also help, but he definitely (for her sake if nothing else) needs to be ‘taken out’.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 4:27:07 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Indiana U of P? Or do you really mean North/North like Butler, or Strayer or La Roche?
30 posted on 02/08/2013 4:28:12 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FredZarguna

Allegheny in Meadville. Erie was closer than the burgh, but who wants to roadtrip to Erie?


31 posted on 02/08/2013 4:30:29 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
...in the 70’s. Tough time to be a Redskins fan.

I grew up in the Hill District in Pittsburgh in the 60's. [Tough time to be a Steelers fan.]

32 posted on 02/08/2013 4:33:09 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

When a psychopathic stalker is coming after you with a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles, pepper spray, a stick handle with a screw protruding from it, ammunition for the gun, arrowheads, a legacy package of Hostess Twinkies, handcuffs, duct tape, a Valentine’s Day card, and cable restraints, it’s nice to have not one but two protection-from-abuse orders. I’d feel a whole lot safer with those than with an evil handgun for protection.

What confuses me is that kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder are all illegal, but he seems to have planned one or more of those activities. It’s surprising that someone who intended to commit those crimes would also violate two protection from abuse orders. Who would have guessed?


33 posted on 02/08/2013 6:13:28 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: brityank; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

Thanks brityank for the heads up

There aren't enough loony bins, or enough political will to fill them.

34 posted on 02/09/2013 6:41:47 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I’ve filed a PPO in the past. They’re worthless, except as toilet paper. However, my ex KNEW I would shoot and maybe ask questions later. Only thing that saved MY bacon.

(This all sounds SO dramatic in retrospect, LOL! It was a whole ‘nother LIFETIME ago!)


35 posted on 02/09/2013 7:08:13 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A PPO is very useful. After you shoot the SOB who broke it, you show it to the police and they go call the morgue wagon and get donuts. YOur justification is on that one piece of paper.


36 posted on 02/09/2013 7:37:16 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

Good Point!


37 posted on 02/09/2013 9:21:25 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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