Police looking for homeless man accused of stalking, threatening woman



PITTSBURGH - Police are looking for a man accused of threatening and stalking a woman on the North Shore.

Authorities said Arnel Strothers, 33, is accused of threatening and stalking an employee of Jerome Bettis’ Grill 36.

According to police, Strothers, who has mental health issues, sent the woman threatening letters and has waited for her in the parking lot.

Channel 11 News cameras saw uniformed officers patrolling the North Shore Thursday looking for Strothers.

Management at the restaurant didn’t want appear on camera, but told Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski that on Saturday Strothers became violent and threw chairs inside the restaurant when he was told to leave.

Ian Milanak, the general manager at Mullen’s, said Strothers is banned from his North Shore restaurant.

"He continually tries to come back in. I’ve heard of physical confrontations, as well as physical threats against servers and bartenders,” Milanak said.

Employees at Finnegan’s Wake agree with Milanak and said about three weeks ago Strothers threw a brick with a note attached through their front window.

Police said Strothers is considered violent and unpredictable. They’re worried because he’s showing “more violent behavior.”

“We’re on alert because our bartenders don’t feel comfortable around him,” Milanak said.

Authorities said after Strothers threw the brick at Finnegan’s Wake, he was taken to Western Psychiatric Institute, but was released the next day.

Police said once they find Strothers, he will be charged with stalking.