Police arrest stalking suspect after extensive search

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CANONSBURG, Pa. - Authorities in Canonsburg arrested a man accused of stalking a woman for an extended period of time.

Police told Channel 11's Cara Sapida that officers have been actively searching for Raymond Husman for “quite some time.”

According to police, Husman went to extremes to try to get close to the alleged victim.

Police said Husman would check himself into hospitals, get pictures of himself with tubes in his body, then send them to the woman. He would tell her he was dying and she needed to come see him.

“It’s the oddest stalking case I’ve ever been involved with,” Canonsburg police Det. Al Coghill said

Investigators said the alleged victim had multiple protection from abuse orders filed against Husman. She first filed in October.

The woman told police Husman had never been violent toward her, but she feared it could eventually escalate.

Detectives said they used Husman’s phone records of calls and text messages. Coghgill said he also texted as if he were a doctor.

“He’d text he’s near death and she has to come and he’s such a wonderful man,” Coghill said. “He sent all these alarming things a medical professional just wouldn’t do.”

Police confirmed that the doctor never sent any text messages.