Shawn Johnson’s Stalker Arrested

March 27th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by GD  

Shawn Johnson Shawn Johnson, the 17 year old gymnast and contestant on Dancing With the Stars got a restraining order against a stalker on Wednesday. He was arrested after he allegedly jumped the fence at CBS studios where Dancing With The Stars was being shot. He had reportedly wanted to be close to his favorite contestant on the show.

According to court documents filed by Shawn Johnson’s parents the Los Angeles Police retrieved “a loaded .45 handgun, a loaded shotgun, and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties [and] a map to the victim” in the car of Robert Michael O’Ryan, 34. The petition also stated the presence of love letters, clipping and other information on Johnson.

The police made a search of the car after CBS security placed a trespass call to them after having detained O’Ryan at the parking lot and after he admitted having guns in his car. The suspect told the police that he had come away from his life in Yullee, Fla, to be with Johnson in California.

Johnson’s mother, Teri, filed a declaration that said, “He believes that she speaks to him personally through the television set and through ESP and that they will have a child together, he stated he would be with her no matter what.” It was also reported that

Johnson “is in fear for her life, she is extremely upset by this incident and her entire family and those around are all extremely concerned and fearful that [O'Ryan] might try to kidnap her or harm her in an effort to make good on his statements.”

The restraining order requires O’Ryan to stay at least 100 yards away from Shawn Johnson, her parents and her dance partner Mark Ballas.

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