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Thursday, October 06, 2022
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A Gainesville man — wearing a black speedo and red compression shirt — was arrested Wednesday after trying to seduce a woman in her backyard, Gainesville Police said.

Brian Matthew Phillip, 59, let himself into the woman’s backyard at about 10:46 a.m. after harassing the woman for eight months, according to a police report. Phillip is currently being charged with cyberstalking in two additional cases.

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Brian Matthew Phillip

Phillip left eight voicemails on the woman’s phone, sent her seven texts and called her 14 times starting Monday.

On Wednesday, Phillip sent the woman a text warning he was on his way to her house in a g-string and mentioned filming a porn video.

“A little FaceTime video told me you wanted to control me,” Phillip wrote, according to the report.

After letting himself in through a closed gate, the woman saw Phillip in her backyard, according to the report.

He began knocking on the windows in the back of the woman’s home and demanded she come outside. Fearing her safety, she called police, according to the report.

Responding officers found Phillip sitting near the pool. He told police the woman told him to stop contacting her.

Phillip said he believed she had a different name and claimed she initiated contact with him twice on FaceTime Audio. Police said there has been no such contact.

Phillip also said he believes he and the woman are going to be married and thought she was going to meet him outside in a see-through nightie.

Police arrested Phillip on a charge of aggravated stalking. Authorities took him to Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, in lieu of $1,000,000 bond.

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