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Cops: DeGeneres Intruder Hid on Kitchen Deck

2/14/2011 7:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The woman arrested at Ellen DeGeneres' Beverly Hills home was discovered hiding behind cushions on the kitchen deck ... this according to prosecutors.

Ellen DeGeneres Intruder

Karen Sjoden just pled not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing in an L.A. courtroom. During the hearing, prosecutors claimed she was carrying a list of celebrity names -- and a rambling letter to Hilary Clinton -- when a private security team took her into custody around 5 AM Thursday morning.

Cops say Sjoden's list consisted of 10 to 12 famous names -- along with addresses.

Prosecutors claim Karen had been spotted at Ellen's place around 3 AM that morning and was asked to leave ... but she came back.

The judge told Sjoden, "You end up in someone's backyard at 3 in the morning ... then you are asked to leave ... and you come back later with no legit purpose whatsoever and secrete yourself ... you are probably up to no good. It only takes one time to be a threat."

Karen argued that she's a private investigator who was hired to follow the comic -- and says she has a badge to prove it ... to which the judge stated, "I don't know if it's fraudulent or not."

UPDATE: Cops say Karen was carrying pages of "delusional language" ... including mentions of telepathic imaging machines, alien crystaline, the CIA and the FBI.


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31.

kb    

holy crap!! she found out about the alien crystaline?? ok which tmz reader told her. fess up. the fbi wants to talk to u

1317 days ago
32.

shawn    

"delusional language" they found on her?.....she must be a scientologist then, right???

1317 days ago
33.

Ernie    

Since Ellen DeGeneres is a big "Liberal" she probably thought she could tell him joke. I guess that didn't work. If she would have had a "Fire Arm" she could have droped the intruder right where he stood. But "Liberals" like DeGeneres who live in there "Ivory Towers" and think there's hands off celeberities well she wrong. Intruders only prey on people who can't defend themselves. Like I said if Ellen DeGeneres would have had a "Fire Arm" it would have been Ellen DeGeneres 1 the Intruder 0. I guess there weren't any cops on the corner like "Liberals think they are".

1317 days ago
34.

carpet muncher    

Too bad this turned out well..

1317 days ago
35.

NoBreederRat    

@12. from John Birch.

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I think the majority of people (but apparently not the judge)already know about there not being a badge. In many states you must be a licensed P.I. in order to practice but that's not really the issue here.

She's mentally ill - likely a schizophrenic - and needs mental health court if they have one. Finally, either there is a typo as usual or the judge has other issues... Secrete?

1317 days ago
36.

mrspatrickcampbell    

Did the 'stalker' play stink-finger with Ellen?

1317 days ago
37.

George McFly    

She secreted herself? lol

1317 days ago
38.

Prancy    

How is possible for nut cases to get onto property of the stars, yet I'm a normal person and can't manage to get near a concert backstage for a simple autograph? Go figure.

1317 days ago
39.

cari    

She must be from the same spaceship Anne Heche arrived on.

1317 days ago
40.

by    

I love it...an excellent (and correct) use of the word "secrete".....nice language skills, how refreshing to read.

1317 days ago
41.

by    

Sounds like a close call...glad they got her. AND who cares about the "lesbian" thing...everybody, get over it. Ellen is one of the biggest stars on television, and her show is GOOD. Let it be. She and her wife are the best looking couple in Hollywood.

1317 days ago
42.

Grant    

While this is technically an appropriate use of "secrete," word choice was not the best.

1316 days ago
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