January 7, 2013
Actor Laurence Fishburne is being stalked by an ex-convict who claims the actor’s home is his own! The crazy dude showed up at the residence and tried to get Fishburne evicted on New Year’s Day — From his own house!
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurence Fishburne has been granted a temporary restraining order against an ex-convict who claims to own the actor’s home and went there on New Year’s Day to try to evict him.
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The order requires Anthony Francis, whose real name is Mark Francisco, to stay 100 yards (100 meters) from the Oscar-nominated actor and his wife and daughter.
Francisco was sentenced to serve two years in state prison on a cyberstalking conviction in 2010, and court records show he spent time in a state mental hospital for that case. He pleaded no contest to cyberstalking after being found competent to stand trial.
Francisco went to the Oscar-nominated actor’s home Jan. 1 and told Fishburne’s wife that they were living there illegally. Police were called and based on Francisco’s agitated demeanor and criminal history, they advised Fishburne to seek a restraining order, the court filings state.
Francisco also left a handwritten letter threatening to evict the Fishburnes and called police in recent days to try to get them to leave, the filings state.
Another obvious danger of being a celebrity, crazy people who think they can come and be part of your life for absolutely no reason whatsoever… Let’s hope the government gets a handle on the health care system ASAP.
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