Family Flees Home After Creepy Letters From ‘The Watcher’

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -
A newspaper rests unpicked Thursday on the driveway of a home in Westfield, N.J. which has been receiving creepy letters from a stalker. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A newspaper rests unpicked Thursday on the driveway of a home in Westfield, N.J. which has been receiving creepy letters from a stalker. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A couple scared away from their new $1.4 million home because of creepy letters from a stalker who signed his name as “The Watcher” is suing the sellers for not telling them someone has a “mentally disturbed fixation” on the house.

Derek and Maria Broaddus said the stalker claims to have been controlling the house in Westfield, 25 miles west of New York City, for two decades and that former owners John and Andrea Woods sold it because “it was their time to move on and kindly sold it when I asked them to,” according to the lawsuit filed this month.

The Broadduses are now trying to sell but are having a hard time because of the letters. They want the former owners to refund them the purchase price and pay punitive damages.