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Shawn Johnson's Alleged Stalker Charged

3/26/2009 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shawn Johnson's alleged stalker, Robert O'Ryan, has just been charged with one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

TMZ broke the story that O'Ryan was arrested early Tuesday morning on the CBS lot -- during a "Dancing with the Stars" rehearsal -- after security confronted him and found out he had two loaded firearms in his car, along with duct tape and love letters to Shawn.

He is currently being held on $35,000 bail. With the charges just filed by the L.A. County District Attorney, prosecutors will ask that bail be upped to $220,000.

In the charges, the D.A. claims O'Ryan "willfully and maliciously" harassed Shawn Johnson and made "a credible threat with the intent that SHE be placed in reasonable fear for HER safety..."

O'Ryan allegedly drove from his home in Florida to meet Johnson, with whom he felt a psychic connection.


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remember REALITY    

It's definitely scary, the fact that you defend some adult dressed munchkin, that you see for ten minutes twice a week and from that can tell she is sweet and innocent and a role model and inspirational?

2015 days ago


only 35K????? This guy was going to rape and murder this young woman who has done nothing in her life but be a hard working champion. WHY do we have to wait until he does kill her, or someone like her, to put him away for LIFE with no parole? Why does SHE have to have a life of fear and lawyers (same thing). We have become such a kumbaya society that we refuse to protect women and children from predators. If a group of MOTHERS controlled the law, this guy would be neutered THEN put in a 6 foot hole.

2015 days ago

Michael Phelps    

Awww...c'mon...give the poor guy a break, he's just a romantic. Haven't any of you ever been in love before?

2015 days ago


IMO Sawn Johnson has a wonderful figure and is a really pretty girl. Why would anyone think she should lose weight (like "by now i know)? She looks like solid muscle to me--just happens to be short. At 17 she may still be growing.

Thank God someone was alert enought to get that stalker! That guy should be in a mental institution, given a bunch of shock treatments and then sent to jail for a really long time.

2015 days ago

Sin D    

get these psychos EARLY ! before they go further....history is full with nutjobs like this who have taken things to the next level. Protect this Ms. Johnson please ! Keep this dude locked up !

2015 days ago


He must've really loved her to DEATH!!! But seriously, all kidding aside, people are getting nuttier and sicker every day. What lurks out there is scary!

2015 days ago

James DeVoy    

This nut is 35 years old? He should get no bail at all for his actions. We need to start changing the laws, as we only attempt to punish, or are able to try and punish in some of these cases. Only after the crime has been successfully committed and its too late for the victim, it seems only at that point we can file the more serious charges. We need to look at these incidents, on a case by case bas sis and charge these people with crimes, that they were attempting and prepared to commit. He was prepared to kidnap and most likely shoot this little girl, or those who might have tried to foil his plans. I have an 8 year old daughter, and if I could get my hands on a guy, who was looking for my little girl with loaded guns and Duct Tape, I would take care of him and his mental illness problem on the spot, no second chances for this guy if it were my child! Thank God for the sharp security personnel at CBS, they should get a nice Bonus for their jobs well done!

2015 days ago

Emily M.    

Regarding the Shawn Johnson stalking, are there no counts or felonies issued considering that he was preying on a minor?

2011 days ago
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