She filed court papers to obtain a permanent restraining order against her former boyfriend Christopher Fields. The restraining order specified Fields could not get within 1000 feet of Glinisty's place of employment, her home or a dance studio she attended.
Instead of going to those three locations, Fields allegedly shot Glinisty on the exit ramp of I-25 as she drove to work on Wednesday morning. Deputies with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office believe Fields stepped in front of her car and fired a single shot through the windshield.
Glinisty is in good condition at an area hospital.
At the time of the shooting Fields was facing a March court date in Douglas County on stalking charges. He was wearing a pre-trial release GPS ankle monitor that was found at the scene of the shooting.
Fields was arrested later that same day in Raton, New Mexico. He is currently being held there pending extradition back to Colorado.
In court documents filed by Glinisty to obtain the permanent restraining a picture emerged of what she says were Fields actions.
She claimed that on November 18, 2011, "a nude picture was posted of me on a light post on my works property." on November 10, 2011, "two of my tires on my car were slashed and verbage was scratched into the side with a knife or a key that said, 'Sleaze, vain, user and fake.' This all occurred at my job." Finally she reported to police, "Christopher threw a trash bag full of trash (glass, aluminum cans and other trash) at me at our apartment in Aurora. Christopher has also told my mother that he has violent tendencies and doesn't know what he would do. That he wanted to change me and all of my habits."
"It does sound familiar," said Amanda Milner, an advocate for victims of stalking and domestic violence at Family Tree.
Milner says that stalking cases that evolve out of relationships are among the most dangerous.
"It kind of comes to the point of, if I can't have you nobody else will," Milner said.
She says that even though Glinisty had obtained a permanent restraining order, it is less than surprising that it may have been violated.
"The most unfortunate part is about 70 percent of protective orders are violated," Milner said. That statistic is from a report issued by the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Milner believes the system needs to do more to protect the victims of stalking and domestic violence.
"There are more things that the system can do to increase bonds, kind of change the way the perpetrators of stalking are supervised in the community versus in jail or incarcerated somewhere. That could have protected this victim," Milner said.
She says the best advice for stalking victims is to act on their instincts.
"Trust your gut. If you feel like something is wrong trust yourself and take action whether that means calling 911 or talk to an advocate or friend and try to get some help," Milner said.
For more information about dealing with a stalker or domestic violence visit the Family Tree website at: www.thefamilytree.org.
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