Omar Navarro, a Republican running against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was arrested in San Francisco.
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department said that Omar Navarro, 30, was arrested early Sunday on charges of extortion, criminal threats, stalking and violation of a restraining order.
Navarro was arrested after police received a report of a restraining order violation. Police were reportedly called by DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero, a Republican congressional candidate in California who is running against Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Tesoriero, who is allegedly Navarro’s ex-girlfriend, said that she alerted authorities after finding Navarro near her home. Tesoriero claimed Navarro violated a restraining order she recently received against him after he allegedly sent text messages harassing her.
Navarro denied Tesoriero’s that he harassed her but did say that he was near her home late Saturday.