- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

MOBILE, ALA. (AP) - A man who authorities say tried to break onto the set of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” was ticketed on his way to California and let go, despite telling a police officer in Alabama that his plan to meet contestant Shawn Johnson was “a little bit crazy.”

Robert O’Ryan was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and police found in his car loaded guns, duct tape and love letters. The celebrity gymnast’s family obtained a restraining order against O’Ryan the next day, saying she feared for her life.

O’Ryan was on his way to California when a police officer stopped him around 1:30 a.m. March 19 on Interstate 10 east of Mobile. O’Ryan told the officer that he was traveling to meet the Olympic gold medalist and ackowledged his plan was crazy, according to a dashboard camera video.


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