Tallahassee man arrested after contacting owner of damaged SUV

Tallahassee man arrested after contacting owner of damaged SUV
Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 06:42:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested for violating court injunctions by repeatedly contacting a woman whose SUV suffered $4,000 in damage after she ended their dating relationship.

Ilyas Bzami, 23, called or attempted to call the victim multiple times on several occasions after receiving an injunction and before their scheduled hearing, a Tallahassee Police Department investigator wrote in a probable cause document.

On June 15, the victim obtained an injunction prohibiting Bzami from contacting her because of ongoing issues between them after she ended a romantic relationship with him.

She obtained the injunction after two of her SUV's tires were flattened and her car was keyed on June 13, the court document said.

Bzami called the victim after she filed a police report concerning her SUV and said he "did something bad last night," she said, and offered to replace her tires.

Speaking by phone to officers, Bzami denied damaging her car.

About a week after the injunction was issued, the victim told police that Bzami had sent her an email. The investigator confirmed that fact and obtained a warrant for Bzami's arrest after Bzami admitted sending the email.

On June 27, the victim said she received phone calls from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with a voicemail saying "her boyfriend" was in the hospital and she should call back.

The victim believed Bzami was the "boyfriend" the caller was referring to. She later received back-to-back phone calls from a blocked number and believes the person calling was Bzami.

The victim also said she received text messages from an unknown person.

The investigator determined from AT&T records that Bzami violated the injunction with calls or attempted calls to the victim on several days: June 21, three calls; June 22, two calls; and June 24, 2018, 44 calls.

Bzami was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Friday and released later that day on a bond.

His charges are for violation of domestic violence injunction and for contempt of court by violation of the injunction.