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French man jailed for phoning and texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 10:29:58-04

A 33-year-old French man is now in prison after calling and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times, according to a report from The Guardian.

The man was sentenced to 10 months, with six of those suspended. He was also given a €1,000 fine, will have to undergo psychiatric treatment, and is barred from all contact with his ex-girlfriend.

The man reportedly made the calls to demand the woman thank him for fixing up their flat.

“At the time, my logic was that until she returns the money … or at least says thank you, I would not stop the calls,” he told the court in Lyon.

The calls kept coming – averaging more than 73 per day.

The Guardian says he admitted, “it was stupid.”

It was only when she finally thanked him, during a meeting organised by a mediator, that the harassment stopped. He has not contacted her since.