Since July, Phoenix police have received at least 33 reports that Gregg Pfeifer, 35, has been stalking a former girlfriend. He's allegedly made multiple harassing phone calls, drives by the victim's house repeatedly, and has sent several threatening emails.
Early yesterday morning, police say, Pfeifer set the victim's car on fire...again.
According to court records obtained by New Times, the victim had to install a $2,000 video surveillance system to keep an eye on Pfeifer. Early yesterday morning, the cameras rolled as Pfeifer set the victim's car on fire for the second time this year.
About 5 a.m. yesterday, Pfeifer was seen putting a bottle of what apparently was gasoline on the hood of the victim's car, which was parked just three feet from her house, and just underneath a bedroom where a 5-year-old was sleeping. He then set it on fire, and the vehicle went up in flames.
A resident of the home rushed out of the house to try and keep the fire from spreading to the house. That's when he spotted Pfeifer, who fled the scene.
Phoenix fire officials investigated the blaze and determined Pfeifer had bought $1 worth of gasoline at a nearby convenience store minutes before the fire.
Police tracked Pfeifer down at his home later yesterday afternoon. When asked where he was at the time of the fire, Pfeifer told cops he was gambling at the Fort McDowell Casino, despite video surveillance footage showing him start the fire and purchase the gasoline.
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The victims currently have three orders of protection against Pfeifer -- and he's apparently not too happy about it.
On his Facebook page, Pfeifer posted the following about the victim and her family: "g
See Pfeifer's Facebook page -- complete with an image with the heading "slavery gets shit done" -- here.
Pfeifer was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on one count of arson, one count of stalking, and six counts of aggravated harassment.