Thomas Beatie, who rose to fame in 2007 as “The Pregnant Man,” was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of stalking a woman — believed to be his ex — with a GPS tracking device.
According to court documents, Phoenix-area police arrested the 40-year-old after a public safety officer stopped to aid the woman with a flat tire in September, and noticed a tracking device attached to the car.
Police say an order of protection was previously served to Beatie against the woman — and the device was activated six months afterward, therefore violating the order.
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The woman told police Beatie would show up unannounced where she was and would ask about places she had previously visited. She shared her suspicions that Beatie put it there — and when authorities questioned him about it last month, he admitted to installing it years ago, though insisted he hadn’t used it recently, the court documents reveal.
An arrest was made after police determined Beatie was continuing to track the car’s movements. Later, he admitted to even recharging the battery on several occasions.
TMZ, who broke the story, notes that while it’s believed he was following a former lover, it’s unclear whether it’s an ex-girlfriend or his estranged wife Nancy — who he recently accused of verbally assaulting him.
He’s currently being held in jail without bail.