Stalker ordered to stay away from Zuckerberg family

In another disturbing turn of events that have left Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg this time fearing for his life, Zuckerberg has been forced to file legal papers claiming Pradeep Manukonda, 31, tried to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety," so much so he fears for his safety and that of his girlfriend Priscilla along with his sister, TMZ reports.

Facebook security also "intercepted" Manukonda at Zuckerberg's Palo Alto, California, home on January 24. "Just as he (Mark) was about to walk up the front steps," the court papers state.

Pradeep attempted to contact both Mark and his sister, Randi Zuckerberg via Facebook. In one of his messages to Mark, Pradeep writes, "please help me, then I am ready to die for you." He continues, "Please understand my pain."

TMZ reports that Pradeep had gone to several Facebook offices in Palo Alto attempting to contact Mark to ask for money, as well as sending flowers and a hand-written letter on January 28th.

The court has ordered Pradeep to stay at least 300 yards away from Mark, his sister Randi and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan pending a hearing later this month.

Last month Zuckerberg was left red faced after a hacker gained access to his Facebook account.

Sometimes being nominated Time's Person of the year isn't all that, and better beef up that security, Mark.

Image credits: TMZ

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This is why the United States has a 2nd Amendment and the right to carry a concealed firearm. So you can protect yourself from these knuckleheads!

Phantom Phreak said,
This is why the United States has a 2nd Amendment and the right to carry a concealed firearm. So you can protect yourself from these knuckleheads!

I think it was even outlined by our founding fathers "The right to bear arms in the event that a crazy social network stalker poses harm to your person".

Andrew Lyle said,
He never actually says what he wants in his letters lol, but just "please help me" and "please respond" lol.

I'll die for you == terrorism == mark being dead == no more facebook == people with spare time that may spark productivity across the world...

I donno, I guess we all interpret it differently.

Zucker brings stalking in to the electronic world - this guy brings stalking irl to Zuckerberg

Anyone else LOL when reading the letter, looks like a typical spam email, maybe this guy is just Trolling him?

Man!

As much as I despise Facebook, this is getting a little ridiculous.

Whether the dude needs money or not, some one better do something with the nut job before it's to late.

cork1958 said,

Whether the dude needs money or not, some one better do something with the nut job before it's to late.

I certainly agree, a protective order does nothing. I'm curious if he's legal in this country but either way he sounds mental and needs to be delt with. Last thing we need is this fool getting a gun and shooting someone to give the anti-gun advocates fuel for their worthless fire.

sava700 said,

Last thing we need is this fool getting a gun and shooting someone to give the anti-gun advocates fuel for their worthless fire.

Because the political fallout is the real tragedy of someone being killed.

What would have happened if Mark helped this guy with some money and a job??
This news would be entirely different......

still1 said,
What would have happened if Mark helped this guy with some money and a job??
This news would be entirely different......

Did I just read that? So rich people should give stalkers money?

still1 said,
What would have happened if Mark helped this guy with some money and a job??
This news would be entirely different......

Give a man a fish...

De.Bug said,

Did I just read that? So rich people should give stalkers money?

There was a question mark at the end if you read my post. I didnt say he should but what if.
I was just throwing in a wild imagination.

still1 said,

There was a question mark at the end if you read my post. I didnt say he should but what if.
I was just throwing in a wild imagination.

Yeah true, sorry for overreaction but still. As you read above, "Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime." Not that Zuckerburg owes anything to anyone, but he shouldn't give money to people.