Serena Williams’ Stalker Arrested
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (CBS4) – Palm Beach Gardens Police have arrested 40-year-old Patenema Ouedraogo for stalking tennis star Serena Williams.
Police arrested Ouedraogo after he tried to walk into her subdivision Monday night. Security guards stopped Ouedraogo and asked him for his driver’s license. They matched the name to that of Williams’ alleged stalker.
Williams’ attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, has filed an injunction against Ouedraogo after her had previously tried to contact Williams on three different occasions.
Cunningham said Ouedraogo pretended to be Williams’ assistant while she was making an appearance on the Home Shopping Network in Tampa.
Ouedraogo was given access to her dressing room, but Williams had him escorted from the building. Ouedraogo then waited outside the rest of the day.
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