Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Rihanna
Police say he delivered threatening notes to her home
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2014 10:27 AM CDT
Rihanna on the Champs Elysee Avenue in Paris last month.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

(Newser) – Police have busted a 53-year-old homeless man accused of stalking Rihanna and delivering threatening notes to her Manhattan residence, reports TMZ. Cops say they have surveillance video showing Kevin Mcglynn at the SoHo building three times this month alone, reports the Daily News. On the last visit, he reportedly dropped his benefits card, which led to his arrest. He allegedly gave the notes to a Rihanna employee and mailed others to the singer in California. “The nature of these letters (is) confusing," says an assistant DA. "They all do indicate a personal relationship ... that simply does not exist." Mcglynn, who during his arraignment accused Rihanna, Jay Z, and Kanye West of stealing from him, is being held without bail.

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Jul 26, 2014 3:56 PM CDT
Why would he stab her with celery?
Jul 26, 2014 3:33 PM CDT
Why did they choose to call this man Homeless? Are all homeless people crazy and stalkers? Is referring to him as Unemployed, defamatory? Would calling him a dependent of welfare be demoralizing? Nope calling him Homeless is implying there is something deeply wrong in America where its citizens/residents can't be afforded the most basic of necessities, like a place to live, food, to eat, a phone to call 911, a TV to watch, air conditioning so as to not have to live like 95% of the earths population, cigarettes to smoke, drugs to enjoy, alcohol to dull the senses. And nowhere in the rules that dictate the eligibility requirements to receive all that free, to him, stuff is any clause the demands this recipient lift, so much as, a finger to qualify. And some wonder why our borders are being over-run with folks who have this same mind-set. Hell, even their host countries are encouraging their dead-beats countrymen to head for the land of milk and honey!
Jul 26, 2014 11:36 AM CDT
The man presents no real danger to a multi-millionaire singer who can afford protection and can afford to live anywhere. The arresting and harassment of the poor has become too common. The excessive bail is insult to injury. The actions might be understandable if the homeless man were stalking some housewife in a small town, but this is just piling on the poor.