Shawn Johnson's Alleged Stalker Pulled Over, Videotaped Days Before Attempted ‘Dancing' Break-In

Days before attempting to break onto the "Dancing With the Stars" set, Robert O'Ryan, the alleged stalker of Olympic gymnast and "Dancing" contest Shawn Johnson, was captured on a policeman's dash camera talking about the gymnast in Loxley, Alabama.

Pulled over and questioned about where he was headed, O'Ryan said, "California," where he was going to see a friend, according to WKRG News in Pensacola, Florida.


"Shawn Johnson," he said in the video. "She's an Olympic gymnast. She's on TV now."

He added that he'd never spoken to her, except in his dreams.

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O'Ryan was pulled over on March 19 at 1:30 AM, the Loxley chief of police, Chip Cason, confirmed to Access Hollywood on Thursday. O'Ryan received two tickets — one for no proof of insurance, and one for expired tags. Although Cason was not sure how much the tickets would cost, he noted the first one requires a court appearance.

"I don't think he'll be able to make that," he said.

O'Ryan was arrested on March 24 after allegedly driving from Florida to meet Johnson. He pled not guilty to charges of stalking and carrying loaded firearms in Los Angeles Superior Court two days later.

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According to a temporarily granted restraining order against O'Ryan, which requires him to stay 500 yards from Johnson, O'Ryan stated that he "packed all his belongings, permanently left Florida to drive across the country because be believes [Shawn] is speaking to him personally through the television via ESP and that he will be with her no matter what."

Additionally, the request noted that O'Ryan had "two loaded guns" – a .45 caliber handgun, a loaded shotgun "and materials classically used for kidnapping including duct tape, zip ties [and] a map to the victim," the court filing read. "Also found were love letters, clippings and other information on the victim."

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