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Drew Barrymore's Stalker Returned For MORE?!

Drew Barrymore’s Stalker Returned For MORE?!

UPDATE 8/25/23 8:15 A.M. PST: Chad Michael Busto was arrested on suspicion of stalking.

According to a press release from Lt. Todd Spencer, the 43-year-old resident of Washington, D.C. was arrested on Thursday at 11:59 p.m. by the Southampton Town Police. He was booked in relation to a misdemeanor charge of stalking in the fourth degree. He was held overnight and is expected to appear in the Southampton Town Justice Court this morning for his arraignment.

As for the timeline of events, he was initially detained on Wednesday when cops received a report of a suspicious person “riding a bicycle up into private driveways and stating to area residents that he was looking for Drew Barrymore’s residence.” After they let him go, authorities began an investigation that “led to facts that substantiated a charge for Stalking and a wanted flyer was distributed to neighboring agencies.” He was ultimately taken into custody on Thursday afternoon.


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Yikes! Drew Barrymore‘s stalker tried to track her down AGAIN!

As Perezcious readers may have heard, the talk show host was interviewing Reneé Rapp in Manhattan at the 92nd Street Y on Monday when a fan rushed the stage with a very creepy message for her! Just before being escorted from the venue, Chad Michael Busto yelled at the actress:

“You know who I am. I need to see you at some point while you’re in New York.”


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Security guards stopped him from climbing onto the stage and removed him from the premises promptly. The Sex Lives of College Girls lead also helped usher Drew safely away. The celebs later returned to finish the interview and seemed to be in good spirits despite the outburst. It should be noted Chad was not arrested for this incident.

Check out that now-viral moment (below):


Scary moment, thankfully security took care of it. #drewbarrymore #reneerapp

♬ original sound – Edits

So scary! And unfortunately, this wasn’t even the end of the drama!

We told you he didn’t get arrested! Well, two days later, on Wednesday, the same man allegedly attempted to confront Drew again. And this time around, he reportedly showed up at her Long Island home to do it! OMG!!

According to law enforcement sources who spoke to the New York Post, Chad was caught going door-to-door in the A-lister’s Southampton neighborhood until he finally found the E.T. alum’s home — and walked right up the steps of the $6 million farmhouse. Thankfully, the Santa Clarita Diet star wasn’t home at the time and cops quickly took action by arresting the stalker and taking him into custody.

It’s unclear what he intended to do had he come across Barrymore. As of right now, there are also no details about what charges he faces. Per TMZ sources, there is an “ongoing investigation” into the uninvited visit. No kidding…

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To make matters worse, this is reportedly not Busto’s first run-in with the law. Per The Daily Beast, he once had an obsession with Amber Heard!

Back in the day, a user called “C. Michael Busto” was allegedly banned from a fan forum amid allegations regarding “stalking,” “sexual harassment” and “threats.” Yikes. One of the forum’s administrators released a detailed report explaining all the many reasons they blocked the user from their site back then. You can check that one out HERE.

The New York Post also obtained several police reports involving a man named Chad Michael Busto which show he’s faced offenses for criminal trespass, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, theft, harassment, and more in several states. The charges range from June 1999 to January 2022. Now, it would seem they might be able to add this allegation to the list, too.

We’re so glad Drew wasn’t around during this arrest and hope this scary behavior stops. So unsettling!!

Thoughts? Let us know (below)!

[Image via MEGA/WENN]

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