Stalker found living in Jennifer Lopez' Hamptons estate

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:53pm EDT
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By Noreen O'Donnell

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A stalker lived in the pool house of Jennifer Lopez's Southampton, New York, mansion for a week while the entertainer was away, according to authorities.

Lopez already had a protective order against the man, John Dubis, 49, a retired firefighter from Rhode Island, before he was found by workers at her home at the beginning of the month, Southampton police said in a statement.

Dubis was arrested and charged with burglary, stalking, criminal contempt and possession of burglary tools, according to police.

His next appearance in Southampton Justice Court is scheduled for August 28, according to the chief court clerk, DeBorah Renee Brathwaite. In the meantime he is being held in the Suffolk County Jail on $100,000 bail.

"The court ordered an exam to determine if Dubis is fit to proceed in reference to the criminal charges," police said in the statement.

Dubis entered a not guilty plea after his arrest, police said.

Information on why Lopez has an order of protection against Dubis was not available.

Her publicist could not reached for comment.   Continued...

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez blows a kiss at photographers as she poses on her star after it was unveiled on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California June 20, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni