On Friday, New York City judge Orlando Marrazzo made a chilling comparison between the man who killed former Beatles member John Lennon and Kevin McGlynn, the obsessed fan who’s been stalking Rihanna. This declaration came as Marrazzo formally granted police permission to arrest McGlynn if he goes anywhere near the pop singer’s Manhattan home. The 54-year-old man was also ordered to refrain from contacting Rihanna by phone, computer or mail.
In his description of McGlynn, Judge Marazzo said, “He appears to be a ticking time bomb who is wholly fixated on her (Rihanna), and poses a direct threat of serious physical harm or death to her and anyone around her.”
In July, authorities arrested Rihanna’s stalker after video footage showed him leaving several notes at the singer’s home in which he threatened to “bum rush” the apartment and referred to her as a “b-tch.” Police also found that McGlynn had mailed letters to the 26-year-old singer’s home in California. He later accused Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z of stealing his “material” and featuring it in their songs.
According to Reuters, McGlynn was deemed unfit to stand trial on stalking charges in September and subsequently committed to a Staten Island psychiatric hospital. He has since filed a petition requesting to be released.