Local Retired Firefighter Arrested for Stalking Madonna

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Man arrested outside Madonna's apartment
By MusicRooms
22/09/2010

A man was arrested outside Madonna's New York apartment after displaying a series of signs that appeared to make creepy references to the singer.
The man was named by police as Robert Linhart. He appeared to have been painting huge signs on the sidewalk which he leant against his car outside her Manhattan building.
A sign on his roof read, "Madonna I need you. Tell me yes or no. If it's yes my dream will come true, if no I'll go. XXX".
One on the side of the car read, "M, The Universe brought us together in 1992 and again this year in Prague. Meet me please XXX".
Another sign, leaning against his car, read, "All you need is love."
At around 3pm officers from the New York Police Department arrived and put the man against the side of the vehicle before handcuffing him and taking him away.
According to witnesses, Madonna's security staff were outside the apartment. It is thought they contacted the police.
As he was handcuffed, the man could be heard saying, "They don't have the right to do this, it's freedom of speech, where's my civil rights? I have the right to free speech. I have the right to demonstrate."
A spokesman for NYPD said the man was arrested for "spray painting on a New York City sidewalk and possession of graffiti instruments".
He said the police had no information of the incident relating to the pop star.

Source: MusicRooms.


Local Firefighter Arrested for Stalking Madonna
By Irina Aleksander
September 22, 2010 | 1:13 p.m

Retired FDNY firefighter Robert Linhart, 59, was busted outside Madonna's Upper West Side apartment yesterday, with several signs strapped to his truck reading, "Madonna, I need you;" "Tell me yes or no;" "If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX."
According the New York Post, Mr. Linhart, who has been outside the music star's home for the last few days and is believed to have been traveling to follow her overseas, was arrested by police and brought to the 20th precinct.  Inside his Toyota SUV, police discovered art supplies, a firefighter's uniform and a Paris tour guide. According to one of his signs, he had seen her in Prague during one of her concerts.
Police also found two knives in Mr. Linhart's pocket. He is being charged with criminal weapons possession, disorderly conduct, making graffiti, and resisting arrest.

Source: The New York Observer.

Local Retired Firefighter Arrested for Stalking Madonna


Retired Firefighter Can't Stay Away From Madonna
By Jaya Saxena in Arts and Events on September 22, 2010 12:38 PM

"His love for Madonna went over the borderline," says the Post, reporting on a 59-year-old retired firefighter who was arrested for showing up outside Madonna's Upper West Side apartment twice in four days. Robert Linhart decorated his SUV in signs reading, "Tell me yes or no, " and, "If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX." The answer was no, but, instead of leaving on his own, he had to be handcuffed and dragged to the 20th Precinct station.
Linhart was charged with disorderly conduct, making graffiti, possessing a graffiti instrument and resisting arrest, as well as criminal weapons possession after cops found pocket knives on him. Police also found evidence that Linhart had taken his stalking act on tour, including a sign saying he had seen her in Prague and tour guide of Paris (Madonna played in both cities in 2009). However, his presence must have been somewhat flattering for the star, as apparently New Yorkers can barely recognize her anymore.

Source: Gothamist.


Madonna Fan Busted with Signs He's Crazy For Her
9/22/2010 12:40 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

One of Madonna's fans -- a 59-year old retired firefighter -- got hauled in by cops outside her New York City apartment after he spray painted signs with strange messages for Madge.
NYPD says Robert Linhart was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief yesterday. One of Linhart's signs read "M, the Universe brought us together in 1992 and again this year in Prague. Meet me please XXX."
Linhart gave the arresting officers a mouthful as he was taken into custody on the Upper West Side.

Source: TMZ.

Local Retired Firefighter Arrested for Stalking Madonna


Madonna fan busted outside star's home
Last Update: 1:05 pm

An overzealous Madonna fan has been arrested outside her New York home for the second time in four days after he was found carrying two pocket knives as he professed his love for the superstar.
Robert Linhart, a retired firefighter, was taken into custody on Tuesday after the singer's security guards spotted him loitering outside the Manhattan property.
His SUV was parked nearby, propping up large posters declaring his feelings for Madonna.
One sign read, "Madonna, I need you", while on another, he wrote: "Tell me yes or no. If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX."
Cops were called to investigate and the 59-year-old was arrested after he was found carrying two pocket knives.
He was subsequently charged with criminal weapons possession, as well as disorderly conduct, making graffiti, possessing a graffiti instrument and resisting arrest.
But it wasn't the first time Linhart had been busted near the Material Girl's house - he was also cited for a string of offenses on Saturday, according to the New York Post.
The newspaper claims he was busted on charges of obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest over the weekend incident.

Source: KIMT – Iowa & Minnesota Together.


Madonna Fanatic Busted Outside Star's New York Home
22 September 2010 18:56

An overzealous Madonna fan has been arrested outside her New York home for the second time in four days after he was found carrying two pocket knives as he professed his love for the superstar.
Robert Linhart, a retired firefighter, was taken into custody on Tuesday (21Sep10) after the singer's security guards spotted him loitering outside the Manhattan property.
His SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) was parked nearby, propping up large posters declaring his feelings for Madonna.
One sign read, "Madonna, I need you", while on another, he wrote: "Tell me yes or no. If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX."
Cops were called to investigate and the 59 year old was arrested after he was found carrying two pocket knives.
He was subsequently charged with criminal weapons possession, as well as disorderly conduct, making graffiti, possessing a graffiti instrument and resisting arrest.
But it wasn't the first time Linhart had been busted near the Material Girl's house - he was also cited for a string of offences on Saturday (18Sep10), according to the New York Post.
The newspaper claims he was busted on charges of obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest over the weekend incident.

Source: Contactmusic News.


Madonna 'stalker' says he 'won't stop' until he meets pop icon
By LARRY CELONA and DAVID K. LI
Last Updated: 2:13 PM, September 22, 2010
Posted: 2:12 PM, September 22, 2010

The 59-year-old retired FDNY firefighter busted twice in four days outside Madonna's Upper West Side apartment was charged today with stalking the pop icon, and he said he "won't stop" until he actually meets the singer.
Robert Linhart appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court, where he was charged with criminal weapons possession -- a Leatherman knife and a pocket knife -- as well as disorderly conduct, making graffiti, possessing a graffiti instrument and resisting arrest.
After he was arrested, Linhart told cops he was allowed to be outside Madonna's Upper West Side home.
"I can be here. This is police brutality. I have a right to do this. I am not doing anything wrong," he told cops, according to court papers.
"I keep running into Madonna." he added. "I saw her in 1992 and I'd actually like to meet her in person. I won't stop until I actually meet Madonna.''
Linhart even said arresting him won't stop him from returning.
"I'm going to go right back there [Madonna's apartment] and do it again,'' he said, according to court papers.
Prosecutors said they recovered an ice pick in his car.
Linhart had been stalking Madonna's apartment for several days, witnesses said.
"Madonna, I need you," said a sign strapped to the top of Linhart's SUV. "Tell me yes or no, " another sign said. "If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX."
The answer conveyed by Madonna's security people was a definite no. Cops wound up handcuffing Linhart yesterday and hauling him to the 20th Precinct station house.
On Saturday, cops busted him on charges of obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
"We thought he was homeless. But then we saw he had a car," said Angel Melendez, a security guard in the neighborhood.
The Toyota SUV contained artist equipment, a firefighter's uniform and a Paris tour guide. One of Linhart's signs suggested he has traveled widely to stalk to the aging pop star. It said he'd seen Madonna "this year" in Prague -- she gave a concert there in 2009 -- and added, "Meet me, please."
Linhart retired from the FDNY in 1998, a department spokesman said.
For at least the past decade, he has lived in Huletts Landing, NY, a rural town on Lake George.
He's only the latest in a long line of wacky Madonna-wannabe beaus.
A bodyguard in the 1990s shot and wounded Robert Hoskins, who stalked her in California and threatened to slice her "from ear to ear" if she didn't become his wife.
Madonna testified at Hoskins' trial in 1996, despite admitting that being in the same room with him made her "sick to my stomach."
Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Source: NYPOST.

Local Retired Firefighter Arrested for Stalking Madonna
Alleged stalker Robert Linhart.
Photo: MARC A. HERMANN.

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