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Jen Garner's Obsessed Fan

Charged with Stalking

12/17/2009 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The man accused of stalking Jen Garner and Ben Affleck is now facing a barrage of criminal charges after cops arrested the guy on Monday outside the L.A. nursery school where their daughter Violet Affleck is enrolled.

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Steven Burky, Stalking

The L.A. District Attorney has charged Steven Burky with two counts of felony stalking and two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order -- for allegedly breaking a restraining order the couple filed against him last year.

Garner has claimed in court documents that Burky has been stalking her since 2002. She was granted the restraining order last year after Burky sent her "packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts."

Now, if convicted on stalking charges, Burky -- who's currently in police custody -- could face up to four years in prison.

UPDATE: Burky was just arraigned and pled not guilty. The judge signed a criminal protective order, prohibiting Burky from coming within 500 yards of Garner and her family for the next 3 years. Bail was set at $300,000. Burky remains in custody.

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matt    

... and everyone wants to be famous. is it worth it?

1584 days ago
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$$$    

amazing...police mug shot is more in focus than the TMZ pic...but why would I be surprised at that??

1584 days ago
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The Eyes    

Idiot... should have just carried a camera and called himself paparazzi.

1584 days ago
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dr cyclops    

he is a nice looking boy

1584 days ago
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Elle    

Why isnt TMZ charged with STALKING celebraties???

1584 days ago
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mia    

WOW! This guy was outside her daughter's nursery school????? He needs to be locked up!!! I feel really bad for Garner and Affleck.

1584 days ago
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Reality    

Why can't we all just get along?

1584 days ago
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Makenna    

Maybe he was just going to drop off some shampoo and soap for Jen. I mean really have you seen the girl in the last 4 years? Barf.

1584 days ago
9.

Me!    

This is CALIFORNIA.
NOTHING will be done about this!

Or . . . . he would have already been locked up and this would NOT be happening TODAY.

No wonder today's LATIMES is reporting online that our governor's approval rating is WAY DOWN.

Ya think?!?!?!?!

1584 days ago
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JustWatchMe    

The guy is mentally ill and totally delusional - how do you negotiate and reason with that? You can't, that's the scary part.

I feel sorry for the stalker as I'm sure he didn't choose schizophrenia. However..... if I were the one being stalked, I would think the only way to stay safe would be to shoot him dead.

1584 days ago
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Whamo    

At least he LOOKS normal!

1584 days ago
12.

Kelly    

Man don't these stalker people have lives or even want a life, wasting time on those who are just like us but with bigger bank accounts. I would say find someone who looks like the person your obsessed with maybe their just as obsessed with the person they're trying to or do look like. No pun intended Octomom, that's alot of money to spend to not look like Angie.J. (was it worth it?)

1584 days ago
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Ricardo    

I don't care what "illness" he has...these guys just wander around breaking all the rules. Restraining Order? Just a piece of paper to them. Once he does his bad deed THEN the system reacts. Possible Solution: How do we quietly Remove these folks?.... no one except some bleeding hearts would care. We just know about the celebrities who are stalked, what about the thousands of regular folks who have the same problem A-hole in their lives.

1583 days ago
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D    

I'm more surprised that anyone would waste their time stalking her. She's a all around a pretty boring person.

1583 days ago
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Mikey    

He's a looker! Jen should dump her bad actor husband and grab this guy while he's still on the market.

1583 days ago
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