(New York Daily News) A one-time congressional candidate accused of slashing a former opponent’s tires has been arrested for stalking, police said.

Janice Arnold-Jones spotted Gary Smith idling in his car outside her home on New Year’s Day, two weeks after she’d caught him on video vandalizing her car, Detective Lorenzo Garcia of the Albuquerque Police Department told the Daily News.

“When he told me, ‘Oh, I have never been there before, and I just wanted to see what the residence looked like,’ I don’t buy that for a second,” Garcia said.

“His intentions couldn’t have been good.”

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