Great story in today’s Orange County Register on a 34-year old El Segundo woman who has been stalking Luke Walton for over a year.
Luke tells how the woman went from eager fan waiting for an autograph outside of the team’s practice facility to obsessed stalker who’d follow him from practice, sit for hours outside of his Manhattan Beach home, and at one point, pointed her finger in the shape of a gun and mimicked a shooting motion.
That’s when Luke knew he needed to take action so he called the police and filed a temporary restraining order. A court date is set for next month.
“It’s bananas,” Walton told the Register. “I’ll be going to sleep at night and just randomly look out the window. Just to check. Just because. She has been out there at 12:30, 1:30 in the morning. She would park outside my house for hours and hours.
“I would drive out, and I would see her peeking through. It would suck, because I know I’m leaving my home, and I know she’s still there. What am I supposed to do? Is she planning on breaking in? Am I going to come home one day and she’s sleeping in my bed? Is she going to steal my dog?”