Mark Greenburg, a 55-year-old Deltona man was arrested and faces a charge of aggravated stalking of a 6-year-old girl, News4JAX’s sister station WKMG reported.
Mark Greenburg is accused of at least 11 incidents over the past eight months in which he harassed neighbors, yelled at them and their kids with a megaphone, and drove past houses while recording children on his phone, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
In one incident, a father told deputies that Greenburg walked to the end of a driveway where his 6-year-old daughter was playing and made unusual comments, allegedly saying “I’m going to make you famous” and “I’m going to turn you into a woman” or a “big girl.”
Witnesses were able to give similar accounts of Greenburg’s inappropriate comments to the child, according to deputies, including that he was going to pick her up and take her to Disney World.
The sheriff’s office said the child’s father told deputies that Greenburg’s comments have been getting worse and more frequent and that the comments have made his daughter afraid to go outside.
It was also reported that Greenburg parked outside of the 6-year-old girl’s grandmother’s house and took photos, which is in another neighborhood, according to the report. Since Greenburg was never invited to the home and had no reason to know where the grandmother lived, the family believed Greenburg followed someone there, according to the sheriff’s office.
When deputies tried to speak to Greenburg on Friday evening, he refused to answer, telling them he would speak another day.