Monday, March 31, 2008

There are fans, and then there are STALKERS

This lovely looking woman was arrested Sunday evening outside actor John Cusack's home in Malibu, after a cab driver made a call to police complaining that his passenger refused to pay her fare.

While deputies arrested Emily Leatherman, 33, Cusack flagged down the sheriffs, alerting them that he recognized the woman and that she had been stalking him despite a restraining order he had against her.

Leatherman had previously thrown a bag over Cusack's fence containing love letters, rocks and screwdrivers. Authorities declined to say what was in the bag she threw over his fence this time. I wonder...a sandwich? Her crazy pills?

Leatherman's bail was set at $150,000. The woman was also arrested last year outside Tom Cruise's home on suspicion of violating a restraining order he had against her.

Another great case of celebrity stalking belongs to actor Jodie Foster. Her most recent stalker, Michael Smegal of Massachusetts, was arrested after sending many written bomb threats to the Van Nuys, CA airport that included Foster's name. Foster also had a previous admirer, John Hinckley Jr., who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to impress the actress.

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