Published on Today 8/10/2012
under Strange People
– by Beverly Jenkins
TAGS: stalkers, stalked, stalking, celebrity, famous
In today’s day and age, it’s not surprising to fun around on Facebook about stalking a paramour, and for a many part, infrequent cyber-stalking is a submissive pursuit. However, there is a line, and certain people who competence be mentally lunatic can turn fixated on others, mostly intuiting a tie between themselves and a intent of their adore that does not indeed exist.
There are many opposite categories of stalkers, and we can learn some-more about themIn this article, we will cover some of a weirdest cases of stalking ever reported, though this is a small sampling of a frightful stories out there.
Robert John Bardo Stalked and Murdered Rebecca Schaeffer
Robert John Bardo has had a prolonged story of stalking immature celebrities. In 1986, he became fixated on starlet Rebecca Schaeffer, star of a strike sitcom My Sister Sam. Three years later, in Jul of 1989, Bardo used a private questioner to locate Schaeffer’s home address, afterwards showed adult during her apartment.
Schaeffer kindly sealed an designation for Bardo, though when he returned, she asked him to leave, that barbarous him. He constructed a gun and shot her in a chest. She was passed by a time a military arrived, and Bardo was after arrested after carrying been found erratic in trade nearby.
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Woman with Forehead Tattoo Stalks Probation Officer
Thirty-three year aged Ohio woman, Jamie Calloway, also famous as “Jamie Godhead Platinum,” was arrested in 2012 for stalking a womanlike corrections officer whom she had met during a prior jail stint. Calloway, who has a word “God” tattooed onto her forehead, believed in her mind that a officer and herself were concerned in a adore affair. Calloway reportedly called a woman, sent her packages in a mail, and slashed her tires. She is now available trial.
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John Hinckley Jr. Shot a President to Impress Jodie Foster
In 1980, John Hinckley, Jr. enrolled in Yale University with a pithy goal to petiole thespian Jodie Foster. Foster, who was holding a mangle from her behaving career to pursue her education, also attended Yale, and Hinckley proceeded to leave her adore records and poems.
On Mar 30, 1981, Hinckley left Foster a note revelation her that he designed to win her adore by assassinating U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Later that day, Hinckley did expostulate to Washington, D.C., where he was means to fire a boss and several members of his entourage. President Reagan survived a shooting, and Hinckley has been institutionalized ever given due to a “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity” defense.
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Man Cyber-Stalks Model Via Facebook and Email
Model Kourtney Reppert has over 200,000 fans on Facebook, and one of them was 47-year-old Luis Plascencia. Plascencia started promulgation Reppert melancholy messages around e-mail and Facebook, including records like this: “I wish we die in an vehicle collision and it crushes your nauseous face by a windshield and a vast square of potion cuts your throat.” Plascencia also mentioned personal information about a model, such as family members’ names, her address, and friends’ names. Due to a melancholy inlet of his messages, a FBI eventually tracked him down in Chicago, and he is now available trial.
Man Stalked Olympian Shawn Johnson
Thirty-six year-old Robert O’Ryan was arrested in Mar of 2009 after pushing from Florida to California to petiole Olympic-gold-medal-winning gymnast and “Dancing With a Stars” contestant, Shawn Johnson. When O’Ryan attempted to mangle onto a set of a existence dance competition, he was arrested by police, who found a installed shotgun, a installed handgun, channel tape, and adore letters, in his car.
O’Ryan claimed that he could promulgate telepathically with celebrities, and had listened Johnson “speaking” to him while she was behaving in a Beijing Olympics.
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Man Became Obsessed with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
In 2011, Facebook creator and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, filed a confining sequence opposite his stalker, Pradeep Manukonda. According to Zuckerberg, Manukonda was following and melancholy him, as good as promulgation handwritten letters and Facebook messages to him. Manukonda also attempted to strech Zuckerberg’s sister and then-girlfriend, now-wife, and was reportedly seen outward Facebook domicile and Zuckerberg’s home.
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Madonna Has Had Many Stalkers
When you’re as large a luminary as Madonna, it’s no consternation we would attract a few crazies. Perhaps a scariest of Madonna’s stalkers was Robert Dewey Hoskins, 54, a rarely crazy homeless male who served 10 years in jail and was after committed to a mental institute. Hoskins had threatened a thespian large times, observant that he was going to going to “slice [her] throat from ear to ear.” Hoskins also scaled a blockade around Madonna’s California home and jumped in her pool, before being shot twice by a guard.
Later, in 2000, Arizona male Gabriel Espinosa also started display adult around Madonna’s house. Eventually Espinosa was charged with dual transgression stalking depends and dual superb warrants after melancholy to kill an Arizona policeman and a news anchorwoman, Jineane Ford. Espinosa was concurrently obsessively stalking Madonna, Christina Applegate, and Mariah Carey during a time of his arrest.
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A 60-Year-Old Pedophile Stalked Laura Dekker
Laura Dekker, a 16 year-old Dutch lady who set a universe record in 2012 for being a youngest chairman to finish a solo tour around a world, was stalked by a 60-year-old pedophile for over a year.
Gerard W. was found to be in possession of racy element of children. He certified to promulgation Dekker countless e-mails and also a fake, bare print of Dekker that he had done himself. He eventually incited himself in to authorities and served time in prison.
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Margaret Mary Ray Stalked Dave Letterman for a Decade
Suffering from schizophrenia, Margaret Mary Ray stalked David Letterman, of The Late Show With David Letterman, for roughly a decade. Ray believed that Letterman was her husband, and she was arrested mixed times for violation into his home, hidden his automobile for a fun ride, and withdrawal peculiar gifts for him to find. Letterman done jokes about her on his show, and mostly refused to press charges opposite her.
After Ray was quickly detained for harrassing him, she incited her courtesy to late wanderer Story Musgrave. Ray served time for harrassing Musgrave as well, though eventually her mental illness got a best of her. Ray killed herself in 1998 by kneeling in front of an approaching train.
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Twitter Fan Threatens To Kill Ellen Page
Actress Ellen Page has been regularly threatened by a stalker on Twitter. Messages such as, “I’m going to murder Ellen Page. She’s dead.” and “Ellen Page if we continue to date Alexander [Skarsgard] we will K-1-L-L we in open in afterwards ext year … Be it in a club, in a restaurant, or when you’re signing autographs,” seemed on Twitter in Aug of 2012, heading Page to take out a confining sequence and skip a premier of her newest movie. Authorities have perceived a hunt aver and are actively seeking a source of a genocide threats.
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