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Halle Berry

Mental Hospital Escapee

Apprehended by Police

2/10/2012 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry has one less reason to flee to France -- because the mentally unstable man who threatened to slit her throat has been successfully apprehended by authorities.

TMZ broke the story ... one of the reasons Halle wanted to move to France with her fiance was because of a man named Robert Hoskins -- a mental patient who escaped the institution where he was being treated last week.

Halle was freaked because Hoskins had made threats on her life -- specifically to "slit her throat" -- and she was afraid he would come looking for her. Hoskins made a similar threat to Madonna in the 90s ... and was shot by Madge's security after he trespassed on to her property.

But according to the LAPD, 54-year-old Hoskins was apprehended today and returned to the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk where he was committed last year.

Police had asked for the public's help the day before Hoskins was taken into custody -- calling Hoskins "highly psychotic" and extremely violent. 


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For a moment, I thought Halle was the patient who escaped.

951 days ago

Carol L    

Poor Halle. Now she's gonna have to come up with some other reason to escape to France.

951 days ago


Wonder what excuse she'll come up with next to run to France now that this one is gone? Bet sometime in the next month or so she's gonna receive a convenient death threat.

951 days ago


Halle has been through a hell of a lot lately. I'm glad this is one less problem to stress about. I hope for her and Nahla's sake, the courts will kick that low-life, money-hungry ex of hers out of their lives and grant him no custody at all. He's just looking for a paycheck from Halle.
France may be the best thing for you and your gorgeous man, Halle. Best of luck, be safe and be happy.

951 days ago


Why is she in constant turmoil? She can't seem to keep a man for very long. Maybe she is the problem.

951 days ago


Man, the Halle Berry PR Machine is out in FULL FORCE today.

951 days ago


Just how in the heck did he get out in the first place?

951 days ago


halle berry belongs in a mental hospital.

951 days ago


You negative people need to get a life, you have no idea what Halle is going thru. Just because she is a superstar she didn't ask for these crazy people to try and be a part of her life. She has every right to protect herself and her daughter. Her ex is trying to get her money and using the daughter to do it. I hope she does get the chance to move to France. Look at some of the other females in hollywood and how many times they been married, you talk about them, NO. Why are you so hating on Halle. She aint so crazy to have some top selling perfumes, make up line and now a shoe line. Stop hating. I love you Halle. Good luck with everything.

951 days ago


Ummm...actually TMZ you might want to get the story right! This guy is MADONNA's stalker, not Halle's. SMH.

951 days ago


I thought this was Madonna's stalker.

951 days ago


let him out to kill her....its about the only way the child will get to be with her father.....she a spiteful c word, hey halley, why don't you go get drunk and drive around till you run over someone again..your a disgrace to mothers

951 days ago


hasn't Robert Hoskins locked up since 1996? how could he be a serious threat to her? secondly, she can afford full time security.

951 days ago


They probably belong together...and would make a good couple...simply give the little one to her daddy and she could be free to merge with Robert...

951 days ago


yeah ok, HER calling someone else mental.....thats calling the kettle black.....she's effin nuts and should be examined

951 days ago
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