All charges against Madonna’s alleged stalker were dropped.
And then they weren’t.
In September 2010 Robert Linhart, a retired firefighter/full time Mads enthusiast was arrested outside of the singer's NYC apartment holding signage that read, "M, the Universe brought us together in 1992 and again this year in Prague. Meet me please XXX."
And by “universe” we assume he means Ticketmaster.
Apparently this wasn’t the first show he’d put on outside of her residence, previously displaying other signs and writing equally creepy messages on the sidewalk. Eventually Linhart was charged with criminal mischief, graffiti, and possession of a weapon (he had an ice pick in his car… and hey, we’ve all seen Basic Instinct).
According to TMZ, due to some sort of a statute of limitations Linhart was given a ray of light when his case was dismissed in March 2012. Prosecutors had 180 days to bring Linhart to trial following his indictment but they missed the deadline and the judge dismissed the case.
Then based on what’s being called some bad math – let's not even try to sort out the legal systems version of addition/subtraction – it’s been reinstated. Prosecutors now have another 15 days to bring Linhart to trial.
The New York Daily News reported that after Linhart’s initial arrest he declared his intentions to the police, "I won't stop until I actually meet Madonna… I am going to go right back there and do it again."
Though we’re pretty sure the perpetually ripped diva could whip this old man's ass, Ashtanga-style, should they ever come face to face, let’s hope it won’t come to that.