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Man With Knife, Rope Busted at Swift's House

Colorado man was wearing mask, told cops he wanted to 'visit' her

(Newser) - A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation. Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking after... More »

Arrested in Lana Del Rey Kidnap Plot: Man With 'Long Rap Sheet'

Orlando police say they found Michael Hunt a block away from her concert venue with a knife, tickets

(Newser) - A scary situation was diffused by the Orlando Police Friday evening right before a Lana Del Rey concert in that city's Amway Center, with Del Rey at the center of it. E! News and CNN report that 43-year-old Michael Hunt was arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping with a... More »

Report: Alleged Stalker Asks Malia Obama to Marry Him

Secret Service agents believe the man has psychiatric issues

(Newser) - A 30-year-old man is facing possible charges for allegedly stalking and harassing Malia Obama, the New York Daily News reports. According to NBC New York , Jair Cardoso showed up at the New York City building where the 18-year-old daughter of the former president is interning three days in a row,... More »

NJ Couple Receives 'Sinister' New Letter

'The Watcher' is apparently still watching

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home by creepy letters they received from a stalker known as "The Watcher" say another letter was delivered. An attorney for Derek and Maria Broaddus wrote in a legal brief that the letter arrived in late February,... More »

After $1.4M Home Becomes Nightmare, Couple Sues Town

Derek, Maria Broaddus can't sell home, are suing Westfield, NJ

(Newser) - A New Jersey family who wants to demolish their home after they claim they were stalked by an anonymous creepy-letter writer known as "The Watcher" has filed a lawsuit against their town. Derek and Maria Broaddus filed the suit against Westfield after its planning board rejected their plan to... More »

Woman Busted in Plot to Kill Stephen Hawking

She had maps and documents detailing her astronomy-festival scheme

(Newser) - An American woman was arrested Wednesday in Spain for sending dozens of death threats to Stephen Hawking then trailing him to an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands, Gizmodo reports. According to El Pais , the unnamed 37-year-old woman lives in Norway and has no previous criminal record. Authorities were tipped... More »

She Was Getting Alarm to Keep Him Out. He Was Already In

Tony Joe Gunter faces charges after he was shot in the foot

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman had a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and had changed her locks twice. She says neither kept Tony Joe Gunter away and so she opted to have a security system installed. Authorities say the woman left her home in Goodlettsville briefly on Tuesday to visit a neighbor... More »

John Cusack Wins Restraining Order Against Stalker

Who allegedly wants to curse his nether regions

(Newser) - John Cusack has won a restraining order against a pretty creepy-sounding stalker, TMZ reports. The actor says Marieretno Subali tracks his whereabouts via social media, has showed up at his home multiple times, and has emailed his family members—including one email in which she allegedly threatened to cast a... More »

Erin Andrews: Nashville Hotel Should Pay Me Full $55M

Attorneys cite liability law to push hotel companies to pay stalker's share of judgment

(Newser) - A jury awarded $55 million to Fox Sports reporter and Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews earlier this month in her suit against the stalker who secretly recorded nude video of her at a Tennessee hotel. The stalker, Michael David Barrett, was found 51% responsible, while West End Hotel... More »

Family Flees Dream Home, and Its Creepy 'Watcher'

Lawsuit claims previous owners hid letter from 'the Watcher'

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple says the $1.3 million dream home they bought in Westfield a year ago came with six bedrooms, a sprawling lawn for their three kids, and a creepy stalker, who the owners say began sending threatening letters three days after they took possession. The letters, signed... More »

5 Stars Who've Been Stalked

In a particularly scary way

(Newser) - One downside of being a celebrity: You're often a target for stalkers, and Gossip Girl rounds up 10 of the scariest:
  • While Kim Kardashian was staying with mom Kris Jenner, along with Kanye West and daughter North, a 21-year-old man claiming to be Kim's boyfriend was caught loitering
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Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Rihanna

Police say he delivered threatening notes to her home

(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... More »

Sandra Bullock Found Stalker Outside Her Bedroom Door

She heard banging, found him in the hall

(Newser) - The story of the stalker arrested inside Sandra Bullock's home last month gets even scarier: TMZ got a copy of the search warrant for suspect Joshua Corbett's home (where police found seven guns, including assault rifles), and it details what happened. Bullock heard a loud banging around 1am,... More »

Alec Baldwin Stalker Found Guilty

Genevieve Sabourin sentenced to 6 months in jail

(Newser) - A Canadian actress has been convicted of stalking Alec Baldwin in New York City. A Manhattan judge issued the verdict today, finding Genevieve Sabourin guilty of stalking, attempted aggravated harassment, harassment, and attempted contempt of court. The judge sentenced Sabourin to six months in jail. That's on top of... More »

Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Sent to Jail

Not for stalking, but for contempt of court

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's accused stalker will be spending 30 days in jail ... not for the alleged stalking, but for angering the judge at the stalking trial. Things went a bit nuts in the courtroom yesterday , with Genevieve Sabourin yelling at a crying Baldwin as he testified. The judge threatened her... More »

Alec Baldwin Cries on Stand; Alleged Stalker Yells at Him

It's about as much craziness as you'd expect

(Newser) - Things got a little crazy in court today when Alec Baldwin testified against the woman accused of stalking him , with Baldwin crying and Genevieve Sabourin screaming at him. The waterworks came on while Baldwin was describing the time Sabourin allegedly came to his house on the day he proposed to... More »

Sheryl Crow: Fan Wants to 'Shoot Me'

Singer seeks restraining order against Phillip Sparks

(Newser) - Having a disturbed weirdo stalk you on Facebook is one thing—but an outright murder threat is another. Sheryl Crow has filed a restraining order request against Phillip Gordon Sparks, 45, who she says walked into the Screen Actors Guild and told an employee he would "just shoot" Crow,... More »

Another Celeb Helps Save Life

Plus, a stalker: Mila Kunis had a very intense weekend

(Newser) - Yet another celebrity joins the hero ranks: Mila Kunis may have saved a man's life Saturday, sources tell TMZ . When a 50-year-old man who works in her home collapsed and started having a seizure, Kunis dashed over and turned his head to the side to make sure he... More »

Alec Baldwin and 7 Other Stalked Celebs

Genevieve Sabourin arrested at actor's home

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin met Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin back in 2002 while filming The Adventures of Pluto Nash, on which she was working as a publicist, and apparently he made such an impression on her that she's been stalking him ever since. Sabourin, 40, was arrested yesterday at Baldwin's... More »

Police Catch Escaped Madonna Stalker

Robert Dewey Hoskins hadn't been seen since last Friday

(Newser) - The man who was convicted of stalking Madonna and threatening to slit her throat in the 1990s was apprehended today, after escaping a week ago from the Los Angeles mental health facility where he's been held since last year. Police told the AP that Robert Dewey Hoskins, 54, was... More »

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