Cuddling stalker embraces guilt

A Burlingame woman who woke up in her bed to a stalker hugging her earlier this year might rest easier knowing the nutty ex-boyfriend pleaded no contest to the creepy charges on Tuesday.

Jimmy Andres Rodas, 21, of San Bruno, pleaded to felony stalking and a misdemeanor count and faces as many as eight months in prison. He was ordered into domestic violence counseling and must have no contact with the victim for 10 years.

Prosecutors said Rodas went to the victim’s house uninvited multiple times even though she had ended the relationship in October.

During a three-month period following the breakup, he reportedly texted his ex hundreds of times, and twice police were called to the woman’s home regarding his unwanted visits.

Finally on Jan. 27, the woman awakened to find the suspect hugging her in bed, and after she screamed he reportedly told her to calm down.

“It’s OK; it’s like in a movie,” he told the victim, according to prosecutors.

The victim might have compared the scene to a horror film, as she called cops when he refused to leave, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

After his arrest, Wagstaffe said, Rodas bailed out and continued sending hundreds of texts to the victim. At one point he wrote to her that he wished she was dead, Wagstaffe added.

He is scheduled to be sentenced June 19, the district attorney said.


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