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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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106.

Sal from NY    

Only a guy would stalk a loser thief like Zuckerberg. Zuck's stalker, Lindsay Lohan, Jersey Shore, all distractions. As the Mainstream Media creates illusions, the US gov’t (and their corp. friends),start more illegal wars, ban books like “America Deceived II” and bail out banks.
Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

1166 days ago
107.

shiela    

oh for Pete's sake you should of just answered the man. God forbid your money should keep you so busy you can't even respond. If you would of responded and he then continued to bother you I can understand. You don't have to respond to the man but would it of hurt..

1166 days ago
108.

Juan Valdez    

Interesting that the creator of Facebook now fears Facebook stalkers. Don't we all.

That's why I pulled the plug on my account. Talk to any security expert about the downside of having or displaying a Facebook profile.

1166 days ago
109.

Taran    

Its always good to taste the poison you prepared for others.

1166 days ago
110.

anon    

This is what he gets for calling us all dumb f**kers.

1166 days ago
111.

cmsmik    

Mark has the power to dispose of this lunatic, without involving police but has decided to do it the right way. For the haters out there, give me a break. Go invent a billion dollar company at 24 years old, and then come back and talk to us about what success and money can do to you. Billions of dollars not millions. It changes you. I admire Mark Zuckerberg, he is living the American dream!

1166 days ago
112.

Gerry    

I am a Medical doctor. This person is suffering from PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA. A clear cut case. Pradeep needs to be seen by a PSYCHIATRIST and treated immediately.

1166 days ago
113.

Kim    

I know exactly what he wants... MONEY!! Hello

1166 days ago
114.

Scott    

Ummm That's nuts what a creep

1166 days ago
115.

Croft    

Find out what his urgent matter is and if it is for a good cause then help him! Tax write off.

1166 days ago
116.

Carol    

To all of you morons out there who say to just "block" the guy, that just makes him go away, to disappear? This man has threatened him and is stalking him? Ever been stalked? I wish it on every damn one of you who posted such awful things about another human being! This is probably some towelhead who is here illegally, making babies that we support, and an absolute NUT who needs to be locked up!

1166 days ago
117.

Carol    

All you guys are are an Internet tabloid! Placing photos of Zuckerburg's house....not a good idea. Why not send directions to the man's house? All in the name of money! You people make me sick!

1166 days ago
118.

Tony    

Thanks to Facebook none of us have any privacy any more.What makes Mark so special. He can put up with the loss of boundaries and privacy just like the rest of us have to.After all, we are just one big connected world now, right Mark?......

1166 days ago
119.

Joe    

Reply to #13:
Pradeep Manukonda is probably Hindu or of another faith from India but is not likely to be Muslim (it's not a typical Muslim name). Not that it matters of course, as there are crazies in all cultures. Remember Jared Loughner?

1166 days ago
120.

Wimpy    

I do not like Facebook and I do not use it. Other people do. Zuckerberg has created something people want and I for one say he can have all the billions he wants and earns, but he is a moron to live in a standard house in a normal neighborhood without security and protection from all the mental cases with their hands out for money. The diaperwearing creep's letters are bizarre and he should be locked up before he whacks Zuck.

1166 days ago
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