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Mark Zuckerberg -- I Fear My Facebook Stalker

2/8/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Zuckerberg claims he's being stalked by a man who's been sending him creepy messages through Facebook and threatening his safety ... TMZ has learned.

Mark Zuckerberg Stalker

Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda -- after Mark filed legal papers claiming the guy has tried to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety" ... and the safety of his girlfriend and his sister.

Law enforcement sources tell us Pradeep had gone to several Facebook offices in Palo Alto attempting to contact Mark to ask for money for his financially-strapped family.

According to the legal docs, Facebook security also intercepted Pradeep at Mark's home on January 24 just as he was about to walk up the front steps.

Cops gave Pradeep a verbal warning -- but Mark claims the guy has continued to try to contact him through the mail ... even sending flowers to his home with a hand-written letter on January 28. 

In one of his Facebook messages to Mark, Pradeep writes, "please help me, then I am ready to die for you." He continues, "Please understand my pain."

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The judge has ordered Pradeep to stay at least 300 yards away from Mark, his sister Randi and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan pending a hearing later this month.


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16.

mija    

If he's so broke, why is he sending things to Mark?

1323 days ago
17.

RY    

YEAAAAAAHHHH!! FACEBOOK SECURITY RAAAAAWWWWWKS!!!

1323 days ago
18.

tippy katz    

re: #3 she is asian......show me a goofy white boy who isnt with an asian woman. Asian women love nerdy white boys.

BTW - she's no prize.

Posted at 3:53 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by wil

BTW, you're no prize

AWWWW, HE'S IN PRADEEP SH#T NOW!

1323 days ago
19.

Swinson    

VOTE FOR PEDRO!

1323 days ago
20.

ManiacalZebra    

He should close out his Facebook account immediately! Everyone knows how bad the security on that thing is.

1323 days ago
21.

FrankTheTank    

A restraining order, im sure that'll keep this nut job away lol

1323 days ago
22.

Melissa    

Why not block him? Facebook has that feature lol. And you are the owner, why not delete his account :)

1323 days ago
23.

toto    

He prob needs money to carry out a terrorist attack.

1323 days ago
24.

Johnny Carcinoma    

I'm surprised this doesn't happen even more often.

Social networking is a wet dream to stalkers and all kinds of sociopaths. Well done, Internet.

1323 days ago
25.

Wishes    

There are too many crazy people in the world now, and Mark should have NEVER told the media where his house was. Remember last month, the media showed pics of the interior and the exterior, with the city. NOT SMART for such a wealthy man as Mark. No wonder Bill Gates has high security and does not show-off to the media. Granted, Mark was showing-off how "low key" and "low profile" his lifestyle is - well, Mark, now you're going to attract these nutjobs!!

1323 days ago
26.

Beez    

I wonder...this guy Pradeep looks just like a guy named Pradeep who was our cabin steward on a cruise ship years ago...which might even explain how he could have met Mark and his sister. Hmm...now I gotta go look at old photos.

1323 days ago
27.

Joann    

They should have never made Mark's net worth public. This dude is a crazy and who knows what he has up his sleeve.

How did he Mark's home address anyway?

1323 days ago
28.

Mike    

#15: No, Freedom of Religion has its limits and cannot encroach or infringe upon the rights of another. Period.

Also, Freedom of Speech does not mean what you think it means. He can say (more or less) whatever he wants but he doesn't have the right to do it less than 300 yards from Zuckerberg. The Founding Fathers never intended for actions or expression to be considered "speech". These days, people want the First Ammendment to apply to anything and everything and it just doesn't work that way.

1323 days ago
29.

JesterNH    

I suggest that Pradeep move to Massachusetts and grab a house next to the President's Aunt. They will supply food, shelter and whatever training you may desire. no more wories! And you don't even need to have been born or ever even worked here a day in your life!

1323 days ago
30.

MariJoy    

Sort of reads like a *****ian scam message, only weirder.

1323 days ago
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