What we can learn from Celebrity Stalkers

Rihanna was basically discovered on YouTube. Had she stayed there, her psycho stalker would have never had any interest in her. People are just plain insane. But she’s famous, so Kevin McGlynn decided to send her threatening letters and lurk outside her home, says an article at reuters.com. He was committed to a mental facility. McGlynn, 54, has orders not to contact Rihanna in any way.

1SDJudge Orlando Marrazzo says that this guy believes that Rihanna and other stars have used his material for their songs. The judge says that McGlynn may be capable of killing Rihanna and anyone else in the way.

Not surprisingly, this guys lawyers won’t respond to comment requests. Maybe if McGlynn heard Rihanna’s cover of “Hero” when she was 15 years old, he’d instantly lose interest in her (no autotune!). But then maybe he’ll simply latch his obsession onto another celebrity.

Just how well is Rihanna’s mansion protected? With all the money she has, she can easily afford the world’s best security system: all the layers, inside and out. This would include shatter proof glass for every window and a team of 24-hour security guards. She can have barriers to her grounds created to prevent stalkers from lurking on the premises.

Of course, many “ordinary” people are victims of stalking, such as by ex-boyfriends. Even women commit stalking. The stalker could be a coworker, former spouse, secret admirer, anyone. How do you get rid of a stalker? Well, one thing’s for sure: If the stalker has nothing to fear from his victim, he’ll keep stalking.

First off, find out if you’re being stalked. Be acutely aware of your environment. Know who’s around you when shopping. Take note of cars behind you when driving. Pursue martial arts. Trade the crunch machine at the gym for the heavy bag (ever see avid heavy bag users who didn’t have great abs?).

Though a left hook or inside crescent kick won’t stop a bullet fired from 10 feet away, you can easily take out an unarmed stalker if you’re trained and he or she is not. Even if the stalker rushes you with a 2 x 4, you have an excellent chance of being victorious if you have enough self-defense training.

If you’re being stalked or suspect it, don’t waste another second with getting a complete home security system.

Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.