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Malia Obama’s Longtime Stalker Apprehended By Police

Being in the public eye has its perks. There’s notoriety and of course, money. But the downside can be overzealous admirers who take their admiration too far. This was the case for former First Daughter Malia Obama.

The eldest daughter of Barack and Michelle is currently interning in New York City for Harvey Weinstein. A longtime stalker of hers, 30-year-old Jair Nilton Cardoso, has followed her from Washington, D.C. to New York and has been trailing her around the city. You might remember Cardoso as the man who tried to break into the White House while the Obama family lived there.

On April 10, Cardoso got too close for comfort when he showed up at the building where Malia was interning. He held a sign to window, “begging her to marry him.” He was kicked out by Secret Service agents, but two days later, he followed the 18-year-old out of another building where Secret Service stopped him again and told him to leave the teenager alone.

Secret Service interviewed Cardoso at his apartment and “concluded he had psychiatric issues, and took him to a Brooklyn hospital for evaluation.”

It’s still being decided by police as to whether stalking and harassment charges should be filed against him.

We’re glad he didn’t come close to harming Malia.

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