Under state law, stalking as a crime happens when all these are true:
- Someone intentionally harasses or follows you.
- You have a reasonable fear that they want to hurt someone (it does not have to be you), or someone’s property (it does not have to be yours).
- The stalker knows or should know that they are frightening, intimidating, or harassing you.
If this describes your situation, call the police.
* You can read the law defining stalking at RCW 9A.46.110, RCW 9.61.260, and RCW 7.92.020.
* Cyber harassment is also a stalking crime RCW 9.61.260.
To get a protection order for stalking, you can be experiencing stalking as described above, or any repeated contacts or attempts to contact you, monitor you, track your whereabouts, keep you under observation, or follow you that intimidate, scare or threaten you RCW 7.92.020.