Rihanna has had to deal with more than her fair share of stalkers, and the latest is a homeless man in New York City. A 53-year-old man named Kevin Mcglynn was arrested for stalking and harassing the pop superstar via hand-delivered and profanity-filled letters to her home in Soho. According to reports, surveillance cameras caught Mcglynn on three different occasions this month alone, delivering the creepy letters to an employee of the singer.
According to the New York Daily News, Mcglynn “repeatedly called her a b–ch,” and threatened to “bum (rush) in her apartment” in the letters.
The obsessed man reportedly went to her building on Lafayette St. in Manhattan around 6:30am and again after midnight on July 8. He made another visit on July 11 around noon, and was arrested at about 6pm that Thursday. The police were able to track him after he accidentally dropped his benefits card in the building. Court documents state that Mcglynn also sent at least four letters to her home in California.
“The nature of these letters (is) confusing. They all do indicate a personal relationship, as I indicated before, that simply does not exist,” Assistant District Attorney James Vinocur told the judge.
In 2013, a 26-year old from Massachussetts named Robert E. Melanson was found guilty of trespassing after he was discovered on the roof of Rihanna’s home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. He’d been there for roughly three days.
In December 2012, a man was found trespassing at her home in Barbados. He got within a few feet of the singer before security intervened. Shortly thereafter, another stalker attempted to break into her home but entered her neighbor’s house by mistake and slept in their bed, thinking it was Rihanna’s.