Luke Walton has been teased by his teammates from time to time for being a "pretty boy" that the ladies are fond of, but one female took things way too far. An obsessed fan was apparently following Luke around town doing the full blown stalking thing, and Luke told Kevin Ding of the OC Register how it all played out. Some of it definitely sounds a little scary.
"She seemed nice enough (when she first began appearing regularly outside the Lakers' El Segundo practice facility for autographs), and there are a lot of people who are out there all the time. I would sign stuff for them most of the time, but every once in a while you're in a rush trying to get somwhere after practice. So one time I waved and said I had to be somewhere. And I saw her reach her pen out, and I didn't think anything of it, and when I got to my house, I saw I had a big blue mark all down the side of my car from her Sharpie pen. So then I was like, 'That's messed up. I sign stuff for her all the time. Now she does that; I'm not going to sign anything for her anymore.' That's before I knew she was stalking me."
"It was more an annoyance than anything else until recently when she did that gun thing (gesturing at him with her hand as if shooting at him). And then I was like, 'All right. Now she's crossed the line."
I would have thought that the Sharpie incident, along with the whole "sitting for hours in a parked car with tinted windows in front of my house" thing was crossing the line, but a freaking gun gesture?! Yeah Luke, I'd say that's definitely crossing the line. NBA players have fairly regular schedules during the season, so it wouldn't be that difficult for someone to make a habit of seeing their favorite player on an almost daily basis. Honestly, I'm surprised we don't come across more stories like this one -- but I'm thankful that we don't. Luke finally got the police involved, so let's hope this is the last we hear of this.
Stacy Elizabeth Beshear: The 34-year-old Lakers fan was arrested on Oct. 7 after being accused of stalking NBA star Luke Walton.
Manhattan Beach Police Dept.
Thunder Collins: The former Nebraska running back was arrested on Sept. 24, nearly 24 hours after a shooting left one person dead and another seriously wounded. Collins faces first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and felony weapons charges.
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Michael Golic Jr.: The Notre Dame center was arrested on a misdemeanor alcohol charge on Sept. 21.
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Ed Johnson: The Indianapolis Colts starting defensive tackle was arrested on a drug possession charge on Sept. 10 and waived by the team shortly thereafter.
Koby Clemens: The son of the former major league star was arrested with two minor-league teammates for disorderly conduct on Sept. 1 outside a restaurant in Salem, Va.
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Maurice Simmons: A day of deliberations ends with another black eye for Trojan football. USC recruit Maurice Simmons, arrested in March, was sentenced to four years in prison Sept. 24 for his part in a robbery.
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Julio Castillo: The Peoria Chiefs pitcher was charged with felonious assault in late July after throwing a ball towards the opposing team's dugout. He was accused of striking a fan with the pitch, causing enough injury to send him to the hospital.
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Rampage Jackson: The UFC star was arrested on July 15 after a 3-mile chase and multiple collisions allegedly involving a pickup truck he was driving. Jackson was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation following the arrest.
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Sidney Lowe II: In July, the son of N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe was sentenced to 15 months in a low-security prison farm on a dozen charges, including robbery and kidnapping.
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Tony Zendejas: The former Rams kicker was arrested and charged on July 10 with raping a woman that he met at his sports bar in January.