LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive paroled rapist is back in custody after authorities say he cut of his ankle monitor and making dozens of threatening and obscene phone calls to the family of his 80-year-old victim.
San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller says 58-year-old Dennis Michael McKenzie was arrested by a SWAT team at 4:30 p.m. in Palm Springs. She says a citizen recognized him from photos in the media and tipped off deputies.
McKenzie was living in a Long Beach halfway house when he disappeared and will be transported back to San Bernardino. He's being held on a felony no-bail warrant.
McKenzie's parole agent received a tamper alert Oct. 1 and officials amplified the push to locate him after he made more than 50 harassing phone calls to his victim's family home in San Bernardino.