Some crazy lady was arrested for stalking John Cusack
Elizabeth Diane Pahlke, 45, has been arrested and charged with stalking actor John Cusack. She had apparently been sending him messages on Twitter and other mediums for more than three years, and already had a restraining order against her before trying to break into his house in Malibu earlier this week. She’s currently being held on $200,000 bail.
We do not know yet whether or not a boombox and Peter Gabriel were at all involved. But maybe?
Now, not that I’m not sympathetic– I’ve dealt with a stalker and it’s nothing I’d ever wish on anybody– but Cusack did kind of inspire a full on generation of dudes to think that stalking a woman was a fantastic way to romance her. Seriously. Like, every movie he’s in he’s stalking some lady. And also simultaneously crying in the rain. Seriously! Lloyd Dobbler was a total creeper and a prototypical Nice Guy (TM), and do not even get me started on Rob Gordon. The total worst ever, and quite frankly, kind of a narcissistic sociopath.
I totally blame Cusack for the time this one dude called me from the bar across the street from my apartment and drunkenly sang Tom Waits songs into my voicemail while telling me he could see me watching “Law and Order” through my window. That is classic Cusack-inspired creeping.
It is maybe just a little bit possible that Miss Pahlke saw a lot of John Cusack movies and was crazy enough to think that’s what he’d be into.