Florida Man Charged With Stalking Police

Posted at 9:43 PM, Oct 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-04 17:51:14-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man is faced with stalking and other charges after authorities say he harassed and threatened a police detective and made additional threats on social media sites.

Fort Lauderdale police identified the man Friday as 45-year-old Michael Osburn. They say Osburn threatened the entire department on his Facebook account, then later sent 30 text messages to a particular detective threatening both him and his family.

In one Facebook post, Osburn apparently said his goal was to be shot by police.

On several occasions, Osburn was found hanging around the department's property and in July caused a disturbance in its records office.

Police say Osburn is charged with aggravated stalking, written threats and resisting arrest. Court records did not indicate that he had hired an attorney.