Madonna - Madonna's Stalker Cleared of Weapons Charges
The ongoing case of Madonna versus her alleged stalker Robert Linhart took a turn last week. The ice pick and gravity knife belonging to the ex-firefighter were unlawfully confiscated during his arrest two years ago, Supreme Court Justice Analisa Torres ruled on Friday. The case has been open since September 2010, when the overly dedicated fan parked his SUV in front of Madge's Central Park home and used cans of spray paint to declare his love for the pop icon. One of the poster boards read "Madonna, I love you." Another declared "Tell me yes or no. If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX".
Judge Torres deemed the confiscation of the weapons were improperly seized, since the police had not obtained a search warrant before confiscating the weapons and they had not been within grabbing distance of Madonna's stalker Linhart at the time of his arrest, therefore not a danger to the public or the officers.
Since the weapons charges have been dropped, the only remaining charge against the ex-firefighter is of misdemeanor resisting arrest.
This is the second time when the prosecution has faced administrative hurdles in this case. In March the charges had been dropped entirely by Supreme Court Judge Bonnie Wittner, based on prosecutor's failure to meet the required deadlines.
Linhart himself remains hopeful that the case will work out in his favour.
"I look forward to seeing justice work" he was quoted as saying upon exiting court on Friday, reports the New York Post.