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Zuckerberg Stalker

I Promise

to Leave Mark Alone!

2/8/2011 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The man accused of stalking Mark Zuckerberg claims he never meant to scare the Facebook CEO ... and feels so bad about the whole situation, that he promises to never bother Mark again.

Pradeep Manukonda
TMZ spoke with Pradeep Manukonda who tells us, "I'm a peaceful guy ... I'm sorry he thought I was trying to harm him."

As we first reported, Zuck obtained a restraining order against Pradeep -- claiming the 31-year-old posed a threat after traveling to the Facebook offices and Mark's home in an effort to contact him back in January.

Pradeep says he was dealing with a major personal problem -- and "I thought Mark would be able to give me advice." Pradeep wouldn't disclose the nature of his problem, but insists it had nothing to do with computers.

Pradeep continues, "I understand he's a busy man ... I'll respect his privacy."

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john5oregon    

BS. Just doesn't want to get in trouble.

1331 days ago
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Lisa    

I agree with post #1. He thought he was going to get some dough. God...that's gotta be a huge downside to being rich. Everyone wants a piece of it and will stop at nothing to get it.

1331 days ago
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STARR C    

He must have a book comming out.

1331 days ago
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LIVIN    

Can anyone say, "Irony?"

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7731290/stop_stalking_me_facebook.html

1331 days ago
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casting couch    

He looks crazy. Unfriend him, Zuckerberg, stat!

1331 days ago
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Rachel Rothechild    

He is the union leader for the "outsourced." This is a guised protest. To spend time money and energy to visit this persons home is seriously creepy. Ummm write 1st. If ignored move on..... Or is it a personal problem that will solve itself monetarily w/o the media being privey.

1331 days ago
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mija    

I hope Pradeep isn't lying because his e-mail looked like he'd blow himself up for the guy.

1331 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

The guy is smarter than he looks...figured out the cops and lawyers will be on his case if he doesn't back off...permanently!

1331 days ago
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Neale Smull    

Bet he feels like his privacy has been violated

1331 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

Looks like someone is taking responsibility classes from Lindsay. Haha, it was all just a misunderstanding and it won't happen again. If it works for her, it will work for him right??

1331 days ago
11.

SLH    

attack of the killer uglies

1331 days ago
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Jackie    

He is creepy. I have had a stalker from one social network. The dude would email me and tell me exactly the time i left for home from work and what i was wearing. I was scared to death. I had to move to another city and start my life from the scratch. So i can imagine how Mark feels.

1331 days ago
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Truth    

HUH??? WHY SWITCH THE FOTOS TMZ... LAST NITE THE HINDU DUDE WAS ON THE RIGHT AND NOW HE'S ON THE LEFT. POLITICS MUCH, LEVIN.

1331 days ago
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Ninja    

Was this guy a contestant on "the pickup artist"?

1331 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Way to go, Sanjaya.

1331 days ago
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