Police: Man stalked teenagers in Va.

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested after he stalked teenage girls in Manassas, police said.

Joseph Briganti, 37, of Woodbridge, drove a red pick up truck while trying to pick up teenage girls three different times, police said.

The most recent complaint about Briganti happened on June 15, police said.

"One 12-year-old female and one 13-year-old female, told officers they were walking in the area of Clover Hill Rd and Godwin Dr at approximately 8:40PM on June 11th when the driver of a red pickup truck stopped near them in the intersection and yelled at the victims to get in his truck. The victims were able to run to a residence nearby unharmed," police said in a news release.

The other incident happened on June 11, police said.

"A 16-year-old female, told officers that she was running on Godwin Dr at approximately 6:15PM on June 11th when the driver of a red pickup truck slowed down behind her and asked through the window if she needed a ride. The victim changed direction and saw the driver and truck again in the area, at which time he noticed her and followed her in his vehicle down Hastings Dr and onto Shannon Ln," police said in a news release.

That girl was able to escape him and get back home, police said.

Briganti is being held without bond in Prince William County jail and his court date is pending. He is being charged with stalking.


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