In California, law enforcement authorities have questioned Espinosa (a stalker who has
just been arrested) for other suspicious behavior, such as leaving gifts for Madonna
and singer Mariah Carey, according to a statement from the Maricopa Sheriff's Office.
Madonna's security crew confirmed to the sheriff's office that Espinosa was "known to her
and has troubled her in the past," Allen said.
Espinosa's most serious alleged stalking threats came not in Hollywood but in Arizona,
where he was arrested in 1995 for carrying a concealed weapon on his way to see Ford appear
at the Arizona State Fair. He was convicted on weapons charges and got three years'
In 1999, he was arrested for armed robbery in Phoenix, but the charge was later reduced
to shoplifting and threatening.