Lake Stevens police officer resigns amid criminal probe; woman files for protective order against him
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — Lake Stevens police officer Andrew Thor has resigned amid a criminal investigation, Police Chief Dan Lorentzen announced Monday.
Lorentzen said the city could not comment further.
But according to court documents, a 26-year-old woman has sought a protection order against the officer, accusing him of intimidating her and stalking her.
“He was my hero,” the woman told Q13 FOX News Monday.
The woman did not want to reveal her identity but she says the two met online. She says that for 3 and half years, Thor claimed he was a CIA operative. She says he sent her countless emails claiming he was on high-risk assignments.
“He went to such great lengths to hide his identity,” she said.
The woman shared what she said was one of his emails with Q13 FOX News
“I’m starting to like Madrid, haven’t had anything explode near me since I’ve been here," it said.
Another line in the email reads: “I should hear back by November if any of my transfer requests to the US have been approved.”
“He always made it feel like I was being followed because of his career,” the woman said.
Eventually, she alleged, Thor started to stalk her and do what he called “book reports” on her background.
“He showed me a copy of my driver’s license, a picture, the signature and Social Security number through the papers,” she said.
But she believed his story and their relationship continued.
“He helped me leave a very toxic relationship, he would make me feel guilty if I tried to move on,” she said.
She said Thor started to become intimidating. Feeling uneasy, she did a little research and found out that the man was not with the CIA but with the Lake Stevens Police Department.
“Even when the (police) lieutenant and commander was going through countless emails and messages, I mean, they said it would be hard not to believe him, that is how elaborate that it was,” she said.
Thor has not arrested or charged with any crime.
Detectives are looking into whether Thor used his police powers and tools to find information on the woman.