I was checking through some entertainment websites today and saw a story about late night talk show host Conan O’Brien being stalked by a priest. Apparently, the two attended Harvard at the same time (I had no idea O’Brien was a Harvard grad), but the article didn’t say whether or not they actually knew each other back then.
Anyway, the priest wrote a bunch of threatening letters and then tried to get into a taping of one of O’Brien’s shows. Now he’s been arrested for stalking and has already been deemed fit to stand trial.
Is this what “stalking” means these days? I can see how the priest’s actions would be considered harassment, but full-on stalking? I thought stalking was when a person shadowed your every move, followed you on trips to furniture stores and restaurants, showed up uninvited at your home, things like that. Guess I was wrong.
I wonder what kind of punishment this priest will get. Do celebrity stalking cases usually result in jail time?