Thursday, July 30, 2009

There are better ways to fall in love

As youths, we all have crushes, but as we get older, we get over them. Well, most of us do.

One of the pitfalls of fame for a young star such as Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) is that there are going to be delusional, deranged, socially disconnected types who want to jump on the bandwagon for all the wrong reasons. One such fellow is Mark McLeod of Appling, GA., who was arrested on June 22 for disorderly conduct when he turned up on the set of "The Last Song", a movie Ms. Cyrus was working on.

McLeod claims that Miley is sending him "secret messages" through the television whenever he watches Hannah Montana. He claims to have sent the singer-actress gifts, such as diamond rings, and downloaded several pictures of Ms. Cyrus on his computer. Chatham County (GA) Sheriff's deputies released McLeod a day after his arrest due to jail overcrowding, unaware that a court order had been issued in Los Angeles barring McLeod from getting near Ms. Cyrus. McLeod is due back in court September 1 in Georgia, but in all probability won't see much jail time. Instead, McLeod will likely get psychiatric counseling & evaluation, something that should, rightfully, last for a year, maybe two, until McLeod is cured of his delusions.

The Sheriff of Chatham County, Al St. Lawrence, claims that if he had been apprised of McLeod's stalking of Ms. Cyrus, McLeod wouldn't have been released so quickly.

The article doesn't list McLeod's age, but I must assume that he's in his 20's or 30's. If the man couldn't find a girlfriend his own age, why pursue a celebrity not yet old enough to buy a drink? Chalk it up to being so totally smitten, that age doesn't matter. However, it should matter. Before it's too late.

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