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Jen's Alleged Stalker -- Shawn Johnson Connection

7/22/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned there's an eerie similarity between Jennifer Aniston's alleged stalker and Shawn Johnson's convicted stalker -- both guys had run-ins with police during cross-country treks to California ... and both were sent on their merry way.

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As we first reported, Jen's alleged stalker Jason Peyton drove from Pennsylvania to California last month to allegedly hunt her down.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Peyton's car broke down on June 26, and a state trooper pulled over to assist him. The NSP says the trooper ran Peyton's plates and found there was a missing person's report out for him -- but the trooper let the 24-year-old go because he was of legal age and hadn't broken any laws.

What the trooper didn't know was that Peyton's parents filed the report because they feared he was going after Aniston.

Last year Shawn Johnson's stalker Robert O'Ryan was pulled over by Alabama cops while driving to California to find Shawn. O'Ryan -- who rambled during the stop about marrying Shawn -- was only ticketed for minor offenses and let go ... because cops had no legal reason to arrest him.

O'Ryan was found guilty last month of felony stalking and deemed mentally insane -- while Peyton is currently under a 5150 psychiatric hold.

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EastCoastGirl    

Posters, stop vilifying this person. He is mentally ill. If you want to blame someone - blame the system. Clearly. Someone is reported missing when you run their plate and you let him go? What a poor job that police officer did. At least make a phone call. It takes 5 minutes. He could have spared Jennifer Aniston from having to deal with this and spared a young, mentally ill man from a lot of embarassment and public humiliation. Mental illness is leading cause of suicide. To have your photo posted for the world to see is shameful. Some things cross the line. It is sad, the society we live in today. The way pictures are posted online like this. It's really, really sad. I feel for this man and his family.

1369 days ago
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Beautifulone    

This guy need his ass kicked. WTF is he doing obsessing over this slut....She is NOT CUTE, she is not HOT, none of that. Any man star that wan her can have her. This is GROSS and Jason Peyton need his ass kicked by his FAMILY. PLEASE FAMILY GO AND GET THIS FOOL because he has definitely LOST HIS DAMN MIND. He might catch Aids or something chasing that slut

1369 days ago
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electriczipper    

Posters, stop vilifying this person. He is mentally ill. If you want to blame someone - blame the system. Clearly. Someone is reported missing when you run their plate and you let him go? What a poor job that police officer did. At least make a phone call. It takes 5 minutes. He could have spared Jennifer Aniston from having to deal with this and spared a young, mentally ill man from a lot of embarassment and public humiliation. Mental illness is leading cause of suicide. To have your photo posted for the world to see is shameful. Some things cross the line. It is sad, the society we live in today. The way pictures are posted online like this. It's really, really sad. I feel for this man and his family.

Posted at 12:46 AM on Jul 22, 2010 by EastCoastGirl

sooo if this looney had made it too jennifer anniston and chopped her up then you would be first in line saying it wasnt his fault,the system broke down.yeah right.Both these losers were obviously shortchanged in the brains department and need to be in jail.

1369 days ago
4.

Dug    

Come on TMZ - get your facts straight! Why would you post an old picture of Joe Dirt played by David Spade in this article? I'm confused.

Dug

1369 days ago
5.

cochino    

2 people
2 stalkers

these 2 stalkers never met each other, didnt drive cross country together in the same car.

where is the friggin connection??????

stupid stupid writers. F'n liars

stop with the national enquire sensationalism.

1369 days ago
6.

arl    

So not similar to the Mathilde Notaro case. Hmmm

1368 days ago
7.

tahoegeminii    

so what-at least she has 1 dedicated fan-she should be grateful-

1258 days ago
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Amalitsa Anastasiou    

I hope she is safe she seems like a really sweet person she is so pretty ... I wish I could meet her sometime in my lifetime.

1175 days ago

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