Update: Halle Berry Files Restraining Order Against Stalker
By ETonline Staff
UPDATE: ET has just obtained court papers revealing that earlier today Halle Berry filed a restraining order against her alleged stalker Richard Franco.
The documents reveal that Halle's manager Vincent Cirrincione was present at the actress' home at the time of Saturday's intrusion.
Vincent described the incident in a written declaration, saying, "We were in a conversation when I looked up as Ms. Berry stopped talking and had an extremely frightened expression on her face. She was pointing into her enclosed and gated backyard and looking through a glass door and said, 'There's a guy in my yard.'"
Vincent was then able to scare the intruder away from the home. Click on the PDF on the right to view the court papers.
An alleged stalker trying to reach Halle Berry's residence has just been arrested at 11:15 p.m. Monday night in her neighborhood, Sergeant Hoops of the LAPD Hollywood Division tells ET.
Over the weekend, a stalker allegedly tried to access Halle's property twice, prompting the actress to call the police on Saturday and Sunday. The perpetrator did not give up, returning to her residence on Monday, causing her to call cops for a third time.
Still on the loose, the resilient suspect crept back into her neighborhood late Monday night. A neighbor two houses down spotted him and reported the sighting to the police.
Halle has personally positively identified the suspect, the police confirm to ET. Upon arriving at the precinct, the stalker has just been identified by the LAPD as Richard Franco, a 27-year-old Hispanic male. He's in the process of being booked for stalking on two felony counts. Bail has not yet been set, but given the severity of the charges, is expected to be high, according to authorities.
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