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Husband Stalks Wife with Machete, Guns and a Valentine, Police Say

Brass knuckles, a loaded gun and duct tape were among the items found with a Valentine from a husband to his wife, allegedly threatening 39 kinds of violence.

Roses are red. Violets are blue. A restraining order, might be good for you two.

A Perkiomenville man was arrested according to the Morning Call last week. His long list of charges stem from an event of "stalking" his wife, according to Emmaus Police.

Flint Andrew Staton, 30, of Perkiomenville, was reportedly following his wife to work to deliver his "Valentine." The problem? His Valentine card allegedly came complete with descriptions of violence.

According to the Inquisitr.com, the Valentine's Day card had 39 "pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing." The card was entitled "A Promise for My Wife."

Staton's wife had called police on Jan. 30 to report he'd been following her to work. Police were able to pull him over, finding the card alongside items in "his possession [including] cable restraints, ammunition, wigs, knives, duct tape, binoculars, arrowheads, a machete, Kevlar military helmet, guns, a mask," said the report in the Inquisitr.

Staton also reportedly donned a kevlar vest, carried a baseball bat, a machete, brass knuckles and a loaded .40 caliber handgun, per Lehigh Valley Live.

The Morning Call reports Flint Staton "was taken into custody on an arrest warrant shortly after an Emmaus police officer watched him trail Anne Staton on her way to work Monday morning, according to court records."

Staton already had a two restraining orders (protection from abuse) filed against him, ordering him to steer clear of his wife, according to Lehigh Valley Live.

"Based on the totality of the circumstances, this wasn’t a casual following. I think he’s dangerous," said Sgt. Timothy Hoats, in a statement to the Call. The judge took the warning seriously and ordered that Staton be held on $1 million bail.

Staton, of the 200 block of Fulmer Road, has violated Anne Staton's PFA orders three times in the last year, records showed.

"Earlier this month, he was charged with stalking and related offenses for allegedly calling and texting his wife repeatedly," said the Live site.

He will await trial in prison. His scheduled court date for a preliminary hearing? Ironically, Feb. 14 -- Valentine's Day.

Ali Shott February 13, 2013 at 03:56 PM
It is extraordinarily offensive and shocking to me that the Perkiomen Valley Patch would choose to make light of an obviously very serious situation of threats of violence and an abusive relationship. This woman's life was in danger, and discussing it in a "joking" matter is disgusting and outrageous.
Deborah Bingham February 13, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Ok so I don't see anything funny about this at all. This guy definitely was going to hurt her or worse. I hope they keep him in prison. Too many of these situations are not looked at as serious... They are serious. She already had two other restraints against him. Oh I guess - wait until he kills her then that's ok. Unbelievable....
Liz from Norristown February 13, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Agreed Ali! Especially after what happened in Wilminton on Monday!
Beth February 13, 2013 at 07:57 PM
I totally agree. The joke leading this piece was really stupid writing.
Jennifer February 14, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Regardless of the joke she is a very lucky woman and he is a very mentally ill man.
Jennifer Weiner February 15, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Were you aware that the leading cause of injury to women is domestic violence? Melissa Treacy you should be ashamed of yourself for making light of this situation. It's not a joke. Editors of the Perkiomen Valley Patch: Rewrite this story in a professional manner or take it down. It's an insult to the victim.
Jennifer February 15, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I didn't find it offensive I found it similar to a Daily News story. What is important is that the story was released. Now everyone that lives near or works with this man will know he is mentally ill and should be approached with caution
Linda February 18, 2013 at 01:46 PM
I have to agree that it is shocking that Melissa Treacy would make light of this. If she wasn't so busy trying to be clever, she would re-read her own article and see that this man violated the restraining order 3 times. Domestic violence isn't funny. Shame on you.
Kim February 18, 2013 at 03:17 PM
I asked both Ms. Tressler and Ms. Treacy to edit this article on Friday and have seen no effort to have it changed, nor have I received a response from either. Shocking is right - this is a story about a crime and has absolutely nothing to do with a celebration of love and Valentine's Day. This woman's life is in serious jeopardy. Thank God that the judge in this case has more sense than the author of the article and is holding this man on $1 million bail.

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