Aaron Brown: Knife-wielding man arrested outside Ariana Grande's house, singer safe
A man with a knife, demanding to see Ariana Grande was arrested outside the singer's Hollywood Hills home
A man with a knife, demanding to see Ariana Grande was arrested outside the singer's Hollywood Hills home last week. When security outside Grande's home tried to turn away 23-year-old Aaron Brown at around 2 am on Friday, September 10, he allegedly threatened them with a knife. Brown has been convicted on felony brandishing charges.
Grande married real estate agent Dalton Gomez in May at her home in Montecito, California. However, is yet to be ascertained whether Grande was at home when the incident took place. The LAPD, which was summoned at the scene, arrested the stalker. A temporary restraining order has been granted to Grande against the accused. Any possible extension of the order will be determined by a judge at an upcoming hearing. This is not the first time Grande was threatened. Last year in May, the singer got a restraining order against an obsessive fan who was arrested on her property two months prior to that. This restraining order is active for the next five years and the same was signed off by the judge to include Ariana and her mother Joan. Under the order, the obsessive fan, Fidel Henriquez, is not allowed to come within 100 yards of Joan's home, her vehicles, Joan herself and of course, 'Thank you, Next' singer.
Other celebrities who were stalked
Stalking is a terrifying reality faced not just by common people, but also celebrities who live glamorous lives. From some creepy fans sending hundreds of letters to others breaking into homes, celebrities have often had a hard time fending off harassers. Among multiple celebrities who have been stalked, Rihanna had to deal with a frightening man named Ralph Alexander who stalked her mostly on Twitter. Alexander posted a picture of himself outside Rihanna's house, sent her death threats, talked about purchasing guns and also sent the star a sexually graphic video.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence too had to deal with a dangerous man. A stalker by the name of Zhao Han Cong developed a chilling obsession with Jennifer Lawrence. Instead of directly stalking her, however, he continuously messaged and called her brother, demanding that he put the actress in touch with him or "all hell's going to break loose". In a very scary incident, a man named Lucas Vorsteveld swam to Taylor Swift's private beach in Rhode Island. He was intercepted by her security team very promptly. The man reportedly wanted to meet the singer in person.
Between 1999 and 2000, Gwyneth Paltrow received over 500 messages, pornography and sex toys from stalker Dante Soiu. He was later convicted and sent to a mental institution. He resumed the same activities in 2009 and continued till 2015, apparently trying to prove that he had changed as a person and wanted to marry Paltrow.
Possibly schizophrenic, Mark McLeod stalked Miley Cyrus and said that he was "watching everything she does". He said that the star sent him secret messages through the television. McLeod was eventually arrested in Georgia when he attempted to stalk her on the set of her film. He was released the next day because the jail was reportedly overcrowded.