The alleged stalker drew Barrymore, Chad Michael Bust43, was charged with stalking in the fourth degree, a class “B” misdemeanor, by police in the city of Southampton, New York last night, according to the Deadline portal.
In arrest details released overnight, city police in the East End of Long Island, New York, say Busto, the Washington, DC man who took the stage while Barrymore was being interviewed on a panel Monday for night in Manhattan, had been briefly detained Wednesday in the Southampton hamlet of Sagaponack after police received a report of a suspicious person “riding a bicycle on private roads and stating to area residents that he was seeking the residence of Drew Barrymore”.
Busto was released after Wednesday’s brief detention but, according to the police statement, “Patrol officers notified the detective division and a follow-up investigation was carried out by Southampton City Police detectives. Their investigation led to facts that substantiated a harassment charge and a search flyer was distributed to neighboring agencies.”
On Thursday afternoon, police from the neighboring city of East Hampton located the suspect, “arrested him and subsequently turned him over to City of Southampton Police detectives for arrest processing.”
Busto has been in custody overnight and is expected to appear in Southampton City Justice Court for his arraignment this morning.
Drew Barrymore’s bad timing
drew Barrymore suffered a confusing moment during a live event in New York. While he was giving an interview with the singer Renee Rappa man came up screaming so the women, confused and scared, quickly left the stage.
In a video shared on TikTok, Rapp and Barrymore discussed the album. Snow Angelthe first of Reneé’s career, when suddenly a man’s cry is heard naming the ET actress. Although the actress initially responded positively, seeing the man approaching suddenly, her face changed completely.
As the man got closer, he said, “You know who I am.” Clearly Barrymore did not understand who this man was, that she told him: “I need to see you somewhere while you’re in New York”. In a few seconds the man approached the stage, so the attitude of the artists changed. They both tensed and stood up, while two security people stood in the way of this subject.
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