Zynga CEO's Stalker Also Snuck Into Google

Vera Svechina left behind angry letter, Russian-language book
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2011 11:58 AM CDT
A mentally disturbed woman broke into Google headquarters last month, leaving behind a book and a letter for the company's founders.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) – The story just gets weirder. First, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus got a restraining order against amateur filmmaker/former Russian stripper Vera Svechina, who was reportedly stalking him. Now comes the news that Svechina also gained access to the inner offices of Google in March, leaving behind a Russian-language book and an angry letter addressed to Google's founders, reports Reuters. "It didn't make any sense," said a police rep of the letter. "They were the ramblings of somebody with some kind of condition."

Svechina entered the office by following a visually impaired employee then spent several minutes there before leaving on her own. Police do not know where she is now, and say she is not under arrest or wanted for questioning. Mountain View police added that Svechina tried to file a complaint against Google last May, complaining the company "was inside her head telling her to do things," which led to her being taken to a hospital for observation.

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