Serena Williams Stalker: Police Arrest Patenema Ouedraogo for Stalking Williams
Serena Williams' Stalker Arrested Outside Tennis Star's Home
Tennis superstar Serena Williams' stalker was arrested outside her Palm Beach, Florida home early Tuesday, and charged with counts of stalking and cyber-stalking the tennis star, according to a report from WPTV.com.
Police arrested Patenema Ouedraogo in Palm Beach, after being stopped by private security outside the Williams' private residence. The 40-year old had a Texas driver's license, and matched the description of a man the security detail had been warned about.
Patenema Ouedraogo claimed he had learned of Williams' whereabouts from her Twitter updates, and had regularly followed the tennis star to appearances in public places.
Per the report:
"The first was October 20th in Los Angeles while Williams was visiting her agent. Her representative says Ouedraogo made several unsuccessful attempts to enter the building and contact her.
He returned the next day and said he wanted to promote her clothing line and television show in Africa.
He also reportedly showed up in her dressing room at the Home Shopping Network when she made an appearance in Tampa last month. He is also accused of showing up when Serena made a radio appearance in Hollywood on April 15th."
Ouedraogo was charged with counts of stalking and cyber-stalking, and when his belongings were searched, police found a note detailing how he was in love with Williams. His bail was set at $25,000, and if he posts, he will be placed under house arrest.
Fortunately, police managed to catch this guy before he'd actually gotten to Serena. It really is incredible that we don't see more instances of stalking, what with athletes posting constant updates to Twitter about their daily lives. Hopefully, Serena won't have to worry about Ouedraogo pestering her again.
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