Chicago Priest Reached Out to Suspected Stalker's Family
By Emily Morris on November 26, 2012 5:27pm
CHICAGO — A South Side priest who was allegedly stalked by a suburban woman said he had been reaching out to the suspect's friends and family for answers.
Kuzniar, 55, of Deerfield, was arrested three times for reportedly stalking Pfleger, said Andy Conklin, spokesman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office.
"The sad thing about Lidia Kuzniar is the fact that there's a mental issue there," Rev. Michael Pfleger said during an unrelated press conference.
The priest said he tried to contact Kuzniar's friends and family to find out more about the woman accused of following him, such as if the woman suffered from a mental illness.
Kuzniar was arrested Nov. 8 for trespassing and Nov. 11 for trespassing and misdemeanor stalking, Conklin said. Then she was arrested on Nov. 18 and charged with felony stalking, Conklin said.
It's been a particularly rough few weeks for Pfleger, who helped counsel man accused of fatally stabbing a neighbor allegedly in the way of a domestic dispute.