UPS driver used his job to hunt down victims in chilling PA: authorities

A 52-year-old Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to prison in part for using his job as a UPS driver to stalk his victims in a disturbing way, authorities said.

Thomas F. Wainman Jr., of Lititz, was found guilty by a jury of harassing his neighbors in multiple incidents spanning May through December 2020, according to a statement from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

Wainman shined spotlights on the victim’s home, looked out their windows, watched them while they were at their swimming pool and followed the victims after seeing them at a gas station, the prosecutor’s office said.

He then used his job as a UPS driver to deliver packages to the victims’ homes and waited outside for the victims to collect their packages, authorities said.

Wainman, who said his actions were misinterpreted and never intended to cause harm, was sentenced to 11 to 22 months in prison plus 8 years probation in court on Monday May 2, said said the prosecutor’s office.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth presided over the trial, and Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart prosecuted the case. Swinehart argued for a global sentence of 2 to 10 years, stating that Wainman did not take responsibility before trial, during trial, or even during the sentencing hearing.

“It’s not the wrong interpretation of the [victims], it’s the behavior of the defendant,” Swinehart said before sentencing. She also noted Wainman’s continued conduct of harassing victims through the law by submitting a perjury complaint to the Attorney General’s Victims Office and seeking confidential victim information such as private emails and commercial locations.

Ashworth sentenced Wainman to county jail with probation to follow, 100 hours of community service, restitution payments, all necessary counseling and treatment, and to have no direct, indirect or through contact. intermediary of a third party with the victims, who witnessed the sentencing. hearing.

“This case was about driving,” Ashworth told Wainman. “It wasn’t about intent or what you thought, it was about what you did. Not once did you admit your guilt in that.

Wainman was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs and transported to Lancaster County Jail.

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