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Gun-Toting Shawn Johnson Fan

Arrested

3/26/2009 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A man claiming he was "meant to be" with Shawn Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning after trying to sneak on to the set of "Dancing With the Stars" -- and cops say he had two loaded guns and duct tape in his car.

Johnson's mother, Teri, has just filed a petition for a restraining order against the man, 34-year-old Robert O'Ryan. The restraining order seeks protection for 17-year-old Shawn, her mother, her father and her "Dancing" partner Mark Ballas.

According to documents filed by Johnson, "The LAPD searched [O'Ryan's] vehicle and located a loaded .45 handgun, a loaded shotgun, and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties, and a map to the victim. Also found were love letters, clippings and other information on the victim."

According to the documents, O'Ryan told police "He had packed all his belongings and permanently left Florida to drive out here to be with [Shawn Johnson], he believes that she speaks to him personally through the television set and through ESP and that they will have a child together, he stated he would be with her no matter what."

According to the CBS incident report, the whole thing started Monday afternoon when a CBS employee noticed O'Ryan jumping a fence and entering a hallway in the East Studio. Private security confronted him and asked for ID -- and that's when O'Ryan produced an expired concealed weapons license. When guards asked if he had a weapon on him, O'Ryan admitted to having 2 guns in his car. At that point, the guards alerted the LAPD.

click to view picsIn the documents, Johnson claims she's "in fear for her life, she is extremely upset by this incident and her entire family and those around are all extremely concerned and fearful that [O'Ryan] might try to kidnap her or harm her in an effort to make good on his statements."

O'Ryan is currently in police custody. He was booked on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in public and is being held on $35,000 bail.

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46.

airproguyrick    

TMZ did a great job reporting this story first, and accurately. This could have been a very bad situation, and TMZ did not try to make it humorous or minimize it. Apparently life in the spotlight isn't "ALL THAT." Glad she's OK. Hope she wins.

1948 days ago
47.

Mm    

Hey TMZ: You guys are always out there; following these people practice etc. Be good and protect them/watch out for bad guys. You guys are out there 24/7 and should take up security jobs as well.

1948 days ago
48.

Heywood Jablome    

Let`s put a 17 yr. old kid out there to shake her ass at America and see what we get......Oh yeah.....a guy with an obsession for the 17 yr. olds ass......with 2 loaded guns......Have we learned anything here?

1948 days ago
49.

Leigh    

He claims that she was using ESP to communicate with him - I guess that those tin foil hats don't keep out all the transmissions

1948 days ago
50.

Joanne    

WHY IS SOMEONE UNDER AGE ON THIS SHOW? Not right...

1948 days ago
51.

remember REALITY    

The man is nuts and should be locked up. Her parents should be investigated for negligence for making her do the show.

1948 days ago
52.

Just Me    

God forbid this kid should be able to live her life without some wacko scaring her. I hope they lock this psycho up before he hurts someone. There are so many nuts walking our streets.

1948 days ago
53.

bawhahahahaha!!!    

#53, you are aware that she wore much less and tighter clothing during the Olympics, right Einstein? Typical f'n liberal douchebag, BLAME THE VICTIM!!!! You freakin' f*ucks on the left are all dellusional sickos.

There are far more younger girls doing far more provocative things, wearing far less, in the music and film industries. Not to mention cheerleading/dance teams in middle and high schools. So please try very hard to stop being a douchebag. Thanks

1947 days ago
54.

Princess Mononoke of She-Rah    

THIS IS ALL SARAH PALIN'S FAULT, SARAH'S THE REAL PSYCHO.....

1947 days ago
55.

Katy Did    

I agree 100% with Mary Beth, there are alot of sicko comments that make no sense for sure. You go Shawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1947 days ago
56.

hugananimal    

The poor thing has to be terrified.

1947 days ago
57.

Cathy    

Are you serious? A "restraining order"??? This sicko has already said he will be with her "no matter what"! Do they really think a restraining is going to stop him? I seriously hope we do not read about how this sicko has harmed her or any of her family members in the near future....way to go LAPD--he needs more than a restraining order, he needs some serious time in a mental facility!!!

1947 days ago
58.

bjb    

O'Ryan told police "He had packed all his belongings and permanently left Florida to drive out here to be with [Shawn Johnson], he believes that she speaks to him personally through the television set and through ESP and that they will have a child together, he stated he would be with her no matter what."

O.K., I don't think this man needs to making babies with ANYONE! I don't know if prison is right for a person with this type of mental illness but can we, as a society, at least have him neutered?

1947 days ago
59.

Cathy    

Some of the comments here are ignorant and way out of line! First of all, she is NOT fat!! Ballroom dancing is an art and not just "shaking ones ass"! She is a beautiful young lady, who has inner beauty also, and some of you posters need to get a life and grow up!

1947 days ago
60.

Michael Madsen    

Cathy, I appreciate your point of view... but obviously your point of view is blocked by your own fat ass.
This chick is a tub-O ... period. She's FAT! If you'd stop slammin' fat food into your face long enough to take a breath and open your eyes you'd see that too.
SHE'S FAT!

1947 days ago
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