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Alleged Stalker Found Inside Greensburg Woman’s Apartment

(Source: Pennsylvania State Police)

(Source: Pennsylvania State Police)

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GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A man is accused of stalking a Greensburg woman, but police are concerned there could be more victims.

John Bennish, 49, of Hempfield, is charged with stalking and burglary.

He allegedly randomly picked a girl after seeing her drive by in car and followed her home.

“Just constant fear – fear, anxiety,” a graduate student at Seton Hill University told KDKA-TV. She did not want to be identified. “His picture just creeps me out.”

Bennish stalked her for six months and became infatuated. He broke into her apartment numerous times until caught by a maintenance man last week.

“… My sense of safety is gone,” she said. “You never know. He’s claiming that he’s been in my apartment several times before and that’s just – that’s even scarier because it went unnoticed.”

Pennsylvania State Police served a search warrant at Bennish’s home. Police found pictures of about a dozen unidentified women in a box in a closet.

One woman whose photo was in Bennish’s home said she never met him. She says the only connection she can think of is that she lived in the same Greensburg apartment house where the latest alleged victim lives.

She believes Bennish may have found the photo in the trash when she moved out.

Concerned there could be more victims, police released the photos to identify women. Police say the women could be victims as well.

“There’s really no reason why our accused in this case had possession of these photographs, so we’re a little bit worried about how he came into possession or why he had them,” State Trooper Steve Limani sad.

Bennish is free after posting $5,000 bond. He is married and an engineer by profession.

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