Dr Phil: Mother of the Year Turned Stalker ‘Pranks’ Strangers


Dr Phil: Dangerous Mom Stalks Strangers

How far would you be willing to go to get something that you really wanted? Dr Phil met with a criminal named Kathy Rowe, whose actions probably surpassed whatever your answer to that question might have been. When another couple outbid her on her dream home, she began a campaign of stalking and harassment that went on for almost one year. Though she has since pleaded guilty to stalking, Kathy doesn’t seem to think what she did was that big a deal.


  1. Kathy Rowe says

    I’m sorry if my message came across as avoiding responsibility for my actions or not taking the consequences to the family seriously….nothing could be further from the truth. I am horrified by my actions and feel absolutely horrible for what I did to this innocent family. I am a very nice person and had all of the people closest to me (all of whom I have known for 30-40 years) attest to that. My behavior was a complete aberration brought on by a series of stressors and severe, chronic sleep deprivation that caused me to experience a short term mental health disorder. If you look up “Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct” it will explain it. After I started sleeping, my thoughts and behavior returned to normal. I voluntarily sought treatment to understand how I earth I could have behaved the way I did. I have worked hard for 3 years to apologize, make amends, and show through my behavior that I will never do anything against them (or anyone else) ever again. I know I can never make up for what I did or take away the pain I caused. I sure wish I could…

  2. says

    Hi Kathy, Thanks for reaching out. Your story is intense and it’s great that you have been able to move forward. I can’t imagine going through the circumstances that you have experienced, and I’m glad you are doing much better now. Best of luck to you in the future!

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