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February 23, 2019

Missouri man’s bizarre obsession with the DMV leads to his arrest

February 14, 2019
Timothy Howe was arrested for stalking employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

A Missouri DMV fan has been given a licence to chill.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old man for stalking employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Cops say Timothy Howe would frequently visit the office asking for various registration forms including vehicle registration paperwork.

“Over a period of a few months, the victims said Howe would buy them pizzas anonymously and contacting (sic) them through social media under a false name,” according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

When one employee asked him to stop sending pizzas, he stopped, but continued sending them to her colleagues.

In 2018, he allegedly plunked down “a large amount of cash” and told workers to treat themselves to a trip to a nail salon. Soon after, Howe was instructed to stop frequenting the DMV.

He somehow got the cell phone number of a female employee and texted her “odd” messages including a Christmas greeting.

Police eventually arrested Howe driving near the DMV and charged him with first degree stalking and three counts of harassment. He’s being held on $20,000 bail.

One Facebook user who saw the sheriff office’s post joked, “Well, they caught the one person that loves going to the DMV.”

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