Cops nab Miss USA stalker: NYPD

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16:  Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady reacts after being crowned Miss USA during the 2013 Miss USA pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady reacts after being crowned Miss USA during the 2013 Miss USA pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

A stalker obsessed with reigning Miss USA Erin Brady has been found and arrested, the NYPD reported.

Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, showed up at Brady’s Midtown Manhattan apartment building on Monday August 5.

Brady’s doorman called up to her apartment around 12:40 p.m. to notify her of a visitor by the name of Larry, cops said. Thinking it is a Larry she knows, Brady told the doorman to send him up.

Cops said Orimabogunje knocked on Brady’s door, and when she opened it, he said: “I have been tracking you since you were born. I have a GPS; you wear an invisible crown,” and touched her head.

Brady slammed the door, cops said.

A representative from the Miss Universe pageant filed a complaint yesterday with the Midtown North Precinct on Brady’s behalf.

The Miss Universe representative declined to comment on the matter.

A Midtown North detective watched surveillance video from Brady’s building, saw that Orimabogunje wrote his name as “Lanre” rather than “Larry” in the building’s visitor book, and then used social media to track him down, cops said.

Police said they matched the image of Orimabogunje in the surveillance video with a YouTube video Orimabogunje had posted.

The detective then searched Orimabogunje’s name in NYPD databases and found a complaint report filed by Orimabogunje.

Orimabogunje’s last known address is in Chelsea, but cops found him at a homeless shelter in Brooklyn based on the address on the complaint report.

Police said he admitted to going to Brady’s home.

Orimabogunje believes he is the creator of the Miss USA pageant, cops said. He had a photo of Brady in his pocket when he was arrested.

He is being charged with stalking in the fourth degree, which is a misdemeanor charges. Cops said he has no prior arrests on file.

 

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