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Serena Williams

Alleged Stalker Arrested

5/3/2011 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A man accused of stalking tennis legend Serena Williams  -- who somehow got into her dressing room at the Home Shopping Network -- was arrested this morning in Florida ... TMZ has confirmed.

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According to the police report, 40-year-old Patenema Ouedraogo was stopped by private security near Serena's home in Palm Beach Gardens ... who then held him in handcuffs until cops arrived.

Patenema is accused of trying to make contact with Serena several times ... tracking her across the country from L.A. to Florida with clues from Serena's Twitter account.

When Patenema was arrested, cops found a letter he wrote to Tyrese Gibson, saying, "If by any means you can help or arrange any meeting with my dream soul mate, I'd like to confess to you that Serena Williams is the one I would do anything to meet and let her know."

Patenema is still in custody, being held on $25,000 bond.

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big ball    

that twitter account where you tell the world you location everday and what you are doing.. Will be one of these celebrityies downfall...

1217 days ago
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Marty    

This situation is just plain creepy.

1217 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

he looks like a nice chap

1217 days ago
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STARR C    

Sick F@#K! lol

1217 days ago
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moe l.    

What?!?!? He looks PERFECT for her!!!!

1217 days ago
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Jackie    

Wow!!....Sick Idiots like him make me wanna throw up. "Soul mate"???

1217 days ago
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Darvon    

Looks jack like he is related to dr. murray.

1217 days ago
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Richard    

This man is either really crazy or extreamly loooonely. Maybe should have eyes checked.

1217 days ago
9.

Khate sucks    

Stalker? Looks just like her brother!

1217 days ago
10.

TheVolleyballGod    

It may have been her new tacky skin tight speed skating pink tennis outfit that tipped this fellow over the edge of no return

1217 days ago
11.

Ginger    

Um, I think she could take him. I mean, look at this scrawny dude and take a look at that woman. She's strong!!!

1217 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

That's the best she could get to stalk her?!? EW! Big time LOL!

1217 days ago
13.

ose    

Why would he be stalking her. That thing is ugly

1217 days ago
14.

Superman    

Ew, why follow her around?!?

I got to wonder about these so-called stalker stories, because only the most heinous bitches get the stalkers. Got to think they're publicity stunts.

1217 days ago
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abbygs    

have you seen her lol i think she can take care of her self lol and dang either this guy is desperate or its comfirmed the william sisters are no lookers to atract this handsome fella

1216 days ago
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