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Dancing With the Stars: Man Arrested For Stalking Shawn Johnson

March 26, 2009 10:00 AM by Paulene Hinds


A restraining order has been issued against a man police say tried to break onto the set of ABC’s Dancing With The Starsto meet gold medalist and Dancing With The Stars contestant Shawn Johnson. Robert O’Ryan, was arrested by Los Angeles police on Tuesday.

According to court documents that accompanied the restraining order application, Robert O’Ryan was stopped by security at CBS Studios, the lot where Dancing With The Stars is produced, after he jumped on a fence on Monday afternoon. When the police searched his car they found a loaded shotgun and handgun, as well as duct tape and love letters.

Robert O’Ryan, is being held on $35,000 bail on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in public.

The records state that he told security guards and police that he packed up all his belongings and traveled to California from Florida in the hopes of being with Shawn Johnson. He believes that Shawn Johnson speaks to him personally through the television set and through ESP and that they will have a child together, he statedhe would be with her no matter what.

Shawn Johnson is “in fear of her life,” her parents’ attorney wrote in a restraining order application.

The restraining order which was issued on Wednesday had sought protection for Shawn Johnson, her mother, her father and her Dancing With The Stars pro partner Mark Ballas.

A hearing on whether to grant a lengthy restraining order will be held April 14, 2009.

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