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Jennifer Aniston Allegedly Victim of Dangerous Stalker

7/20/2010 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Jennifer Aniston just got a restraining order against a man who was arrested after prowling around a place she frequents -- and the man had a sharp object, duct tape and is considered violent.


According to the docs, Jason Peyton was found on July 15, "laying-in-wait in a location he believes she frequents with a 'sharp object, a bag, a roll of duct tape and written messages about [Aniston]."

Aniston's lawyer says in the docs ... Peyton spent 8 days trying to find her and when he was taken into custody cops found carved messages in the paint of his car saying, "I LOVE YOU JENNIFER ANISTON."


According to the documents, obtained by TMZ, "Peyton is an obsessed, mentally ill and delusional stalker -- with a history of violence and criminal stalking -- who drove cross-country in his delusional 'mission' to locate and marry [Aniston], with whom he believes he is in a relationship."

After being arrested, the 24-year-old Peyton was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. He is still being held.

According to the restraining order, Peyton must stay 100 yards away from her home, places of work and vehicles.  Peyton must also stay clear of her employees, agents, managers and other reps.

The way cops found out Peyton was in L.A. looking for Aniston ... he left a note for his dad on June 25 in Pennsylvania, stating he was going to California which his dad knew meant he was looking for Aniston. We're told ... ultimately, it was the mother who gave cops a heads up.

As for Peyton's violent past -- it includes stabbing himself and hitting his mother with a golf club.

Peyton, who has been institutionalized before, was ordered to take antipsychotic drugs but authorities say he stopped taking them in March.

Peyton believes he's related to Oprah, Nelson Mandela, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Courteney Cox, Bill and Melinda Gates, President George Bush (both of them) and Donald Trump.

LAPD's Threat Management Unit is involved in the case -- translation, it's serious.


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Hey Keith, #15 -- "get over herself"? There's absolutely nothing in this article indicating she was an istigator in this. Oh, and 41 isn't pushing 50.

1558 days ago


Please, I have to say something.


Thanks, I feel better now.

1558 days ago


Seriously this isn't funny this guy is obsessed with her and if he didnt get caught probably would of killed her. TMZ really needs to stop little immature kids from posting on this site and if you are over the age of 18 making snide, vile comments like that here is some advice GROW THE F UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!.

1558 days ago


Seriously this isn't funny this guy is obsessed with her and if he didnt get caught probably would of killed her. TMZ really needs to stop little immature kids from posting on this site and if you are over the age of 18 making snide, vile comments like that here is some advice GROW THE F UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!.

Posted at 2:53 PM on Jul 20, 2010 by ANONYMOUS

No kidding!!!!!!!

1558 days ago


That's scary ****. The guy needs to be taken out of society and institutionalized. WTF is a restraining order going to do? I feel sorry for her. And TMZ, why are there so many *******s on your site?

1558 days ago


Hey TMZ ... what is with the bad pic of Jennifer ... come on grow up!

1558 days ago


of course the only man that wants Anuston is crazy as a loon-
who is the idiot here that thinks Brad is stalking her-come on she has been stalking, riding Brads coattails and plotting her whole career based on being his wife then his ex for the last 10 years-she probably paid this guy to get her back in the headlines-she is so desperate and needy I could totally see her hiring a stalker to get attention and sympathy and try to show all the men that run away from her screaming that someone is interested-that picture above is finally a real shot of her-that is exactly why they all run -give us a kiss-hic-and don't forget to open some more wine-hic

1558 days ago


LOL.. LOVE the picture.. this is how I see her, I just don't get how anyone can find this hot, sexy or pretty... add her cranky attitude and the fact that her acting just $ucks and there is just nothing at all good to say about this woman. I agree with another poster who pointed out that every time Angelina is in the mags, has a movie coming out or something Anniston's name shows up at TMZ over something stupid.

1558 days ago


see look at all the sympathy she is getting for thi already-what a poor me sympathy freak-let's all feel sorry for poor Anuston-I'm telling you she hired the guy-the set up is too perfect-

1558 days ago


amazing how all the jen hags cannot tolerate seeing a not posed , honest picture of Anuston-this is the face the makes the men run screaming-it is her without the perfect light and the perfect pose and just the right angle and makeup-can't handle the truth about your poser idol hags? oh put up a nice picture that has been Photoshopped and doctored we can't look at the truth-thruth is as ugly as she is in this photo-she is still all made up and her hair done-just imagine what that face looks like in the morning-thus no sleep overs

1558 days ago


Would someone go to such lengths just to keep her away from Brad????

1558 days ago


Jen has more class in her little finger than Brad's "girlfriend". Her behavior shows just how devoted she was to her husband and that she will love him forever. It's too bad that Angie ever met him. She is just a person who is "on the hunt". She is insecure so had to hurry to have children to put the clamp on Brad. Brad was weak and fell for an absolute sl.t. Shame on him for that. I know he regrets it daily. And now Angie looks like she has been "rode hard and put away wet". She looks just awful. She's just nasty and that's the only character trait that makes her attractive to men. After getting laid enough, she has nothing left to offer. Her globe trotting facade is only fabricated to improve her image - much like what IMG did for Tiger Woods to cover his true character. Hey - just thought of something - Tiger is now almost available - and he has more $ than Brad. Hmmm. TMZ, please keep your eyes on that!!

1558 days ago


Whoever wrote this article and whoever edited obviously failed to understand that both President Bush's are related and therefore there was no need to specify that Peyton thought he was related to both of them.

1558 days ago


What's wrong with some nasty people here? The article is about the insane stalker of Jennifer Aniston terrorizing her, so why would some people be so critical of Jen? Why even bring up Brad and Angelina? Gosh, some people can really be so cruel.

I wish Jen all the best and I hope she stays happy always.

1558 days ago


gotta admit - her timing is sketchy.

1558 days ago
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