LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Aniston won a restraining order on Tuesday against a man who was found prowling around carrying a sharp object, duct tape and other items.
Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane told Reuters that the man was arrested earlier this month “outside a location he thought she frequents, but it was a location she in fact has never been to.”
Jason Peyton, 24, was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the home, work and vehicles of the former “Friends” star, celebrity website TMZ.com said.
He was carrying a bag, a note, a roll of duct tape and messages about Aniston, 41. His car was also carved with large messages reading “I LOVE JENNIFER ANISTON”, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
The documents describe Peyton as an “obsessed, mentally ill and delusional stalker with a history of violence and criminal stalking - who drove cross-country in his delusional ‘mission’ to locate and marry (Aniston), with whom he believes he is in a relationship.”
In the past, Peyton has stabbed himself and hit his own mother with a golf club. He has previously been institutionalized and placed on antipsychotic drugs.
Peyton also believes he is related to numerous celebrities including Oprah, Jay-Z, Donald Trump, Courteney Cox, Nelson Mandela and Jennifer Lopez, according to the documents.
Reporting by Zorianna Kit; Editing by Jill Serjeant