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An El Segundo woman who believed she was destined to marry Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton has been charged with stalking him at his Manhattan Beach home and at basketball practice.
Stacy Elizabeth Beshear, a 34-year-old woman, was arrested Sept. 18, Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Steve Tobias said Monday.
Walton filed a report late last year that Beshear was harassing him in November and December.
"He reported that the woman was using a Sharpie marker and writing on his car," Tobias said.
"She was following him. She'd park in front of his home and wait for him to leave and return. She told him that, `You are supposed to be the person I marry."'
At that time he received no threats. But that changed on Sept. 15, Tobias said.
Beshear followed Walton to the house of fellow Laker Jordan Farmar and pulled up next to him. She simulated making a gun with her hand and moved her thumb as if she was cocking the weapon, Tobias said.
"She had made other gestures including extending her middle finger," Tobias said. "He had indicated that she had a very serious and angry look on her face when she was doing this."
The District Attorney's Office's Stalking and Threat Assessment Team charged Beshear with one misdemeanor count of stalking. Beshear, who was released on bail, pleaded not guilty Sept.
Beshear's family members said she had no comment.
Walton told the Orange County Register in an article published Monday that Beshear parked outside his home for hours and hours, even in the middle of the night. He would drive out and see her, worried that she would break into his house and steal his dog.
"When she pulled up to my house and started yelling at me after she fired a fake gun at me, I couldn't help but to start yelling back at her," Walton said. "She was in my driveway. But when we were interacting, I could tell by the stuff she was saying that she's not all there in the head - which makes me feel bad for her. At the same time, most people who go on killing sprees are people who aren't all there in the head."
Walton said "she told me that we belong together.
"And then she started flipping out about all sorts of stuff. She said she wanted to move to San Diego, but people wouldn't let her. I was like, `What people?' She's like, `The people! The people in the universe! They won't let me move, because they say you and I are supposed to be together.'
"I was like, `Oh, wow. She's crazy."'