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Shawn R. Christy: Meet Sarah Palin's Alleged Stalker

Sep 29, 2010 – 9:07 PM
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David Knowles

David Knowles Writer

(Sept. 29) -- On Tuesday, a court in Alaska granted former Gov. Sarah Palin a restraining order against Shawn R. Christy, a man accused of stalking her since 2009.

Judge Colleen Ray issued a 20-day protective order against the 18-year-old McAdoo, Penn., man after Christy sent Palin an e-mail informing her that his plane had landed in Alaska. A hearing on Oct. 13 will decide if a longer-term restraining order is necessary.

Palin testified by phone during the inquiry, The Associated Press reported. "Bottom line, he is crazy and could kill me," Palin said, according to the court transcript.

According to the terms of the 20-day order, Christy has been told not to have any contact with the Palin family, and he must stay one mile away from Palin's home, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports.

Surge Desk did a bit of digging on Christy and has learned the following information about him.

It's not Christy's first restraining order.
Kristan Cole, a friend of Palin's, received similar protection in a court order earlier this year.

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Christy may have been home schooled
A Facebook page for Shawn R. Christy lists his high school as "homeschooled."

Christy is packing.
Palin reportedly provided the judge with gun receipt that Christy had sent her in the mail.

Christy thinks he had a sexual relationship with Palin.
Court documents state, "Petitioner testified that respondent has told her that he has had an affair with Gov. Palin and that petitioner needs to tell the FBI the truth about the affair."

Christy may have worked for a recycling company.
Christy's Facebook page lists Pennsylvania's Hazleton Oil and Environmental, which specializes in recycling, as his employer. The company is located in the town of Hazleton, which is just north of McAdoo.
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