Forget the balance beam. Olympic gold metal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson has something more important to worry about… her life. When the seventeen year old sweetheart joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars, she never expected the fearful experience that followed.
Thirty-four year old, Robert O’Ryan of Yullee, Fla., packed his belongings and made his way to California to see Johnson. He claims she had been communicating with him through his TV and with ESP. He believes they’re going to have a baby together and says he’ll be with her “no matter what”. Apparently, his delusional plan included jumping the fence at CBS Studios in L.A., where Dancing with the Stars is filmed. He was caught by security and later arrested upon the discovery of a loaded shotgun and loaded Colt .45 handgun. Johnson memorabilia and love letters to the gymnast were also amongst O’Ryan’s possessions.
A restraining order has been filed against O’Ryan mandating he must stay at least 100 yards from Johnson, her parents, and her Dancing partner, Mark Ballas. O’Ryan has been booked on suspicion of carrying a loaded gun in public and is being held in lieu of $35,000 bail.
Thankfully, this guy didn’t get anywhere near Shawn Johnson. I haven’t been watching Dancing with the Stars, but I would think she’d be able to relax a little more knowing O’Ryan’s in custody, at least for now. Have you been following the show?