Sandra Bullock has a stalker who has been accused of stalking her since 2003. Today she took out a restraining order against the man. Even though Jesse James has followed Bullock to Texas, he is not the stalker. This time the man is a stranger who believes he can telepathically communicate with the Oscar winning actress, according to USA Today.
For over seven years, Thomas James Weldon, has been accused of stalking Bullock, with the latest incident happening last month in Wyoming. Weldon showed up at a Wyoming emergency room complaining of anxiety and not being able to sleep. He told the staff at the hospital that he had traveled from Tennessee to meet Bullock at her Wyoming home in Jackson Hole.
This stalking started in 2003. Weldon entered a mental health institution voluntarily in Tennessee after Bullock took out a restraining order against him.
A doctor who interviewed him in Wyoming says that Weldon believes he communicates with Bullock telepathically. A hearing for a three year restraining order will take place on August 6th.
Stalking is serious business that can be dangerous or even fatal for the person being stalked. One of the more famous but tragic stalking cases was Mark David Chapman who killed John Lennon outside Lennon’s New York apartment.
In 1989, 21 year old Rebecca Schaeffer, lost her life as she was shot by a stalker. The “My Sister Sam” star was perhaps one of the first major stalking cases to come from Hollywood. There is a long list of Hollywood stars who have been stalked by crazed fans. Richard Gere, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Halle Berry, and Mel Gibson are just a few of the many stars who have had stalkers according to PopCrunch.
The stalking law that is currently on the books in Connecticut was devised as a result of the years of stalking by a woman who was fixated on David Letterman. According to TV Acres, Margaret R. Ray, was a stalker that just could not be stopped. She broke into Letterman’s home, stole his car, and presented herself as his wife to the authorities. Ray lived in Danbury Connecticut and stalked Letterman at his New Canaan home. Letterman even offered to get her psychological help as the stalking progressed.
In 1993, Connecticut passed an anti-stalking law in response to Ray’s behavior as she continually stalked Letterman, who had many incidents with this woman, according to TV Acres. Stalking can be a deadly business and authorities take these cases very seriously.
References: USA Today, PopCrunch , TV Acres,