A woman outside Philadelphia attracted the attention of a creepy cop for no other reason than driving down the road and being attractive, prosecutors say. Officer Jeffrey Tyther seemed to like the woman so much, he allegedly looked up her license plate number in the state police database so he could stalk her on Facebook and send her messages and e-mails. After the second time Tyther contacted her, the woman was so unsettled that she told a friend, who reported the 14-year police veteran to authorities. Tyther, 44, was arrested on Monday on accusations that he used the police database, which has secret personal information officers use for traffic stops and investigations, as his own personal dating site, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. The woman, who is in her 20s, was not identified. On September 9, Tyther spotted the woman when she passed him on the highway in Vorhees Township, New Jersey, near Philadelphia. Prosecutors say he drove past the woman and waved to her. She says she did not wave back. He then pulled up behind the woman’s car and took down her license plate number — even though she had violated no traffic laws. The New Jersey State Police database Tyther accessed to look up her license plate gave him the woman’s name, date of birth, address and other personal information. Prosecutors say he used those details to find the woman on Facebook, where he sent her a friend request. When she ignored that, he sent her an e-mail identifying himself as the officer who waved to her. She didn’t handle the unwanted contact well, prosecutors say. ‘I think she thought it was creepy,’ Jason McLaughlin, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, told Fox 29 Philadelphia. Investigators were able to use the woman’s cooperation to track the moment Tyther accessed her information. Each time an officer uses the state database, it is logged. Tyther, a veteran patrolman, should have known this, Mr McLaughlin said. He was charged with second-degree computer theft and fourth-degree Motor Vehicle Record Law violation. He was suspended from the police force without pay and released from jail.