Stalking suspect accused of following woman in Columbia

Police say he followed an 18 year-old woman around the mall and to the grocery store

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A stalking suspect is back on the street in Columbia after allegedly following around an 18 year-old girl.

Patrick Gaffney was arrested around midnight Thursday, but later bonded out of jail.

The victim says Gaffney went to her car and said he did not mean to scare her.

But he allegedly kept following her as she went to Hy-Vee and then went back to the mall.

The woman says she does not know Gaffney.

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