Although the Oscar-nominated film, The Social Network, is getting a lot of buzz, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is also in the news lately. This is quite scary though, even for a billionaire. Mark has a stalker who has sent him flowers, asked for money and even attempted to visit his home! Law enforcement has stepped in as Mark has been granted a restraining order against the perpetrator.
According to TMZ, Pradeep Manukonda must stay at least 300 yards away from the Facebook mogul, as well as steering clear from his girlfriend and sister. Mark has been stalked by the perp who has attempted to “follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety.” Plus, TMZ says that law enforcement sources stated Pradeep went to a few Facebook offices in Palo Alto, Calif. to ask Mark for money.
In one message, Pradeep wrote, “Please help me, then I am ready to die for you. Please understand my pain.” In an even creepier move, Pradeep was in the process of walking up the front steps of Mark’s home (yes, his home!) when he was intercepted by security. Despite receiving a verbal warning by the cops, Pradeep’s attempts to contact Mark had not subsided, hence the recent restraining order.