Don't tell Laurence Fishburne that you're the rightful owner of his own home. That's the lesson we learnt this week. The Matrix star has obtained a restraining order against a strange man who showed up at his family home and ordered the family to move out (he claimed to be the rightful owner).
Anthony Francis, 52, rang the security intercom at Fishburne's Los Angeles home on New Year's Day at 4.30pm telling Fishburne's wife Gina Torres that he owned the house. He later left a handwritten letter in the mailbox ordering the family to "evacuate ASAP." Laurence called the LAPD's Hollywood Station where an officer advised them of Francis' identity and that he had a criminal record, according to E! Online. In a statement, the actor said, "He has stalked my residence. We have lived and owned our home for 10 years." The former CSI star was told that Francis had previously faced charges of cyber stalking and making criminal threats. The handwritten note written by the stalker said, "You are to leave this house immediately. This means all tenants are to evacuate ASAP."
Francis is now required to stay at least 100 yards from Fishburne, Torres and their daughter. A hearing will take place on January 23 in order to establish whether the restraining order should be made permanent.
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