Fame is what celebrities crave and thrive on, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare.
Many famous people have had to deal with crazed admirers whose passion turned disturbing, if not downright creepy. Here are a few of the most shocking celebrity stalking cases.
10 Ariana Grande
The American singer was only 22 when Timothy Normandin became so infatuated with her he started following her everywhere.
In his bid to arouse her interest, Normandin took to sending her all sorts of gifts, an idea that freaked her out.
To get rid of him, Grande pressed charges against her stalker. The guy pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and got off quickly with three years on probation.
9 Taylor Swift
The American singer is used to being met by screaming fans at her concerts, but the impression she makes on men goes way beyond that. In 2017, Swift had to have a stalker arrested as the guy wouldn’t stop showing up on her doorstep.
What happened to her in 2018 is far scarier. A certain Julius Sandrock drove 1,000 miles to get to LA to ‘visit’ her.
Not the sort of visitor you’d welcome as Sandrock was masked and had ammunition, gloves, rope, and a knife in his trunk. Luckily, Swift managed to call the police and had him arrested.
8 Sandra Bullock
The famous actress can easily claim the title of the celebrity with the most determined stalker. In 2014, Joshua Corbett broke into her house and hid while she showered.
When she got out of the bathroom, she was scared witless to discover the guy dressed all in black, but luckily she managed to hide in a room and call the police.
“I will forever be thinking of you and Louie, my son, as you are my wife by law, the law of God, and you belong to me and me to you,” he called out as he was arrested.
The wacko spent five years in jail for this stunt, and, no, that didn’t cure his obsession. When he got out, he went straight to her door, violating his probation.
The singer had a narrow escape in 2018 when a demented fan broke into her Hollywood home, intending to rape her. Well, he denied the rape part.
As he put it, they were to have sex together. Eduardo Leon waited for her all night, but luckily she wasn’t in California at the time. The intruder was discovered by the singer’s assistant, who called the police.