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(CHICAGO) – So much for growing older and wiser.

An 80-year old Chicago man who is charged with attempted murder has been arrested and charged with harassing a woman in an attempt to get her to drop the charges against him.

Walter Wilson was arrested Saturday at 5:20 p.m. and charged with violating an order of protection, unlawful communication, and harassing a witness. All three charges are felonies. The situation involving Wilson dates back to a 2011 incident when he was charged with shooting a woman at a beauty salon.

The Chicago Police Department says Wilson recently contacted the woman to try to get her to drop those charges. According to police, Wilson called the woman’s cell phone more than 25 times and left messages asking her to call him. At one point he spoke with her and urged her to drop the charges.

When the woman refused, police say Wilson told her that he would “get everybody” who was involved in the situation.

Wilson appeared in court Sunday where a judge ordered him held on $250,000 bail.

Messages left by ABC News with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office were not returned Monday.

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