Zuckerberg Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker
Man who begged for cash ordered to stay away from Facebook CEO
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2011 10:27 PM CST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gestures during a product announcement at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against a man he says is stalking him both on Facebook and in real life. Pradeep Manukonda has been ordered to stay 300 yards away from Zuckerberg, his sister, and his girlfriend. Manukonda visited several Facebook offices attempting to ask Zuckerberg for money and was stopped by security outside Zuckerberg's home last month, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Manokonda attempted to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety," according to legal papers. The 31-year-old sent letters and flowers to Zuckerberg's home, and posted bizarre messages on Facebook. "I owe entire my life at your service ... please help me , then i am ready to die for you," read one message directed at Zuckerberg. "These are not just the words ... these are coming from my heart ... Please understand my pain."

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Feb 8, 2011 12:45 AM CST
Hey Mark, for 10 million I will make sure this guy doesn't bother you again.
Feb 7, 2011 11:51 PM CST
Yikes, talk about Karma.
Feb 7, 2011 10:37 PM CST
Welcome to the world of Facebook, Mr. Zuckerberg. Now you know what we put up with, thanks to your site! And maybe now you understand why we get so angry when you share our crap with people you shouldn't. :P