A warrant has been issued for Chad Michael Busto, the man accused of stalking Drew Barrymore after he did not appear to have a GPS tracker affixed to his person.
A judge at Southampton City Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Busto, 43, after he failed to show up for a fitting of the GPS monitor, a court clerk said. TMZ Tuesday.
The GPS was conditional after Busto was arrested in late August after showing up at Barrymore’s home in Long Island, New York, uninvited, days after she was taken off a stage in New York when he introduced himself during a speech. had.
Busto was arrested Aug. 23 after officials said he was seen scouring her Hamptons neighborhood looking for the $6 million home she lives in, according to the outlet.
Barrymore, 48, was not at the residence when Busto was apprehended there, sources told the outlet.
Details: A warrant has been issued for Chad Michael Busto, the 43-year-old man accused of stalking 48-year-old Drew Barrymore after he did not appear to have a GPS tracker affixed to his person.
On August 21, two days before the arrest, Busto charged at the scene where Barrymore was during an interview with Reneé Rapp at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the outlet reported.
During the event, according to the New York Post, Busto yelled at Barrymore, “You know who I am! I need to see you at some point while you’re in New York!’
Busto was restrained from the stage by an on-site guard as Rapp dragged Barrymore off the stage.
Law enforcement sources told the newspaper that Busto had “a lengthy criminal record” following the incident.
According to multiple police reports reviewed by the newspaper, Busto’s criminal record dates back to June 1999 and as recently as January 2022.
Among the crimes listed on his criminal record — spread across multiple states — included harassment, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and theft.
At an August 25 hearing at Southampton City Magistrates’ Court, Judge Barbara Wilson released Busto – who was charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree stalking in the incident at his home – on condition that it is equipped with a GPS tracker.
During the hearing, Busto told the court that he was bankrupt and was looking to live in a shelter. He said he is scheduled to appear in a September 3 hearing in Texas in federal court.
On August 21, two days before the arrest, Busto was charged at the scene where Barrymore was during an interview with Reneé Rapp at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Barrymore after being taken off a stage in New York when he appeared during a speech she had
At a hearing on August 25 in Southampton City Magistrates’ Court, Judge Barbara Wilson released Busto – who was charged with fourth-degree criminal harassment in the incident at his home – on condition that it is equipped with a GPS plotter.
A judge issued a warrant for Busto’s arrest after he failed to show up for a GPS monitor fitting
Busto told DailyMail.com that he crossed paths with Barrymore around 10 years ago and hoped to have a romantic relationship with her.
A source close to Barrymore said the actress is not shaken by this disturbing series of events.
“Drew is feeling good, safe, and even now it happened so quickly that she was fine and not stressed,” the source said. “She moved on after the incident because she knows people were there to protect her.”
The source continued, “The only thing she didn’t want was for the incident to be the thing we remembered for the night, so she forgot about it as soon as it was over, and she Kept talking to Renee and coming back to the topic, attention to the conversation, that’s what was important to Drew.
“She’s not going to change the way she leads her life and protects herself, all of those things are and have been fixed for her throughout her life, and she doesn’t want anyone to worry about her well-being. “