Here’s a sneak peek at a story, written by the Daily Breeze’s crime reporter Larry Altman on Luke Walton’s stalker.
An El Segundo woman who believed she was supposed to marry Los Angeles
Lakers forward Luke Walton has been charged with stalking him at his
Manhattan Beach home and at basketball practice.
Stacy Elizabeth Beshear, a 34-year-old woman who is 6 feet, 210 pounds, was
arrested Sept. 18, Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Steve Tobias said Monday.
Walton filed a report late last year that Beshear was harassing him in
November and December.
“He reported that the woman was using a Sharpie marker and writing on his
car,” Tobias said. “She was following him. She’d park in front of his home
and wait for him to leave and return. She told him that, ‘You are supposed
to be the person I marry.’”
At that time, he received no threats.
That changed on Sept. 15, Tobias said.
Beshear followed Walton to the house of fellow Laker Jordan Farmar and
pulled up next to him. She simulated making a gun with her hand and moved
her thumb as if she was cocking the weapon, Tobias said.
“She had made other gestures including extending her middle finger,” Tobias
said. “He had indicated that she had a very serious and angry look on her
face when she was doing this.”
The District Attorney’s Office’s Stalking and Threat Assessment Team charged
Beshear with one misdemeanor count of stalking. Beshear, who was released on
bail, pleaded not guilty on Sept. 19 and is scheduled to return to Torrance
court on Nov. 6 for trial.
Beshear’s family members said she had no comment.
Walton told the Orange County Register in an article published Monday that
Beshear parked outside his home for hours and hours, even in the middle of
the night. He would drive out and see her, worried that she would break into
his house and steal his dog.
“When she pulled up to my house and started yelling at me after she fired a
fake gun at me, I couldn’t help but to start yelling back at her,” Walton
said. “She was in my driveway. But when we were interacting, I could tell by
the stuff she was saying that she’s not all there in the head – which makes
me feel bad for her. At the same time, most people who go on killing sprees
are people who aren’t all there in the head.”
Walton said “she told me that we belong together.
“And then she started flipping out about all sorts of stuff. She said she
wanted to move to San Diego, but people wouldn’t let her. I was like, ‘What
people?’ She’s like, ‘The people! The people in the universe! They won’t let
me move, because they say you and I are supposed to be together.’ I was
like, ‘Oh, wow. She’s crazy.’”