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Erie man facing stalking charges continues preliminary hearing

An Erie man facing stalking charges continued his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Police received a report Saturday that Christopher R. Burns II, 37, had followed a woman to a gas station and allegedly gave her a note that read, “call the police if you see me,” according to court documents.

The woman spoke to police at the Snappy’s in Centre Hall, saying that one week prior to Saturday’s incident, Burns drove past her home numerous times. Per court records, the woman said she drove to a police station to report Burns’ behavior. He allegedly continued to follow her but lost her due to heavy traffic and traffic lights, according to the affidavit.

Police made contact with Burns in the parking lot of the Snappy’s where Burns told them that “he was doing nothing good,” according to the affidavit.

Burns was arrested and charged with stalking, a misdemeanor, and a summary count of harassment.

He was unable to post bail, which was set at $10,000.

Burns’ preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for June 11.

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