Drew Barrymore’s alleged stalker has reportedly been arrested for “door to door knocking” in his Southampton neighborhood in an attempt to find his home.
Just two days after canceling his speech at a special event on Monday night in New York, Chad Michael Busto was arrested outside his $6 million farm on Long Island.
Law enforcement confirmed TMZ that he “walked on a few steps outside” the mother-of-two’s estate.
Luckily, Barrymore wasn’t home at the time.
According to Santa Monica Daily PressBusto has “a long criminal history, including an arrest in Santa Monica.”
The incident comes after Busto tried to take the stage during a panel with actor and singer Reneé Rapp earlier this week.
Scary: Drew Barrymore’s alleged stalker was allegedly arrested for ‘door to door knocking’ in his Southampton neighborhood in an attempt to find his home; seen in March 2023
Approaching the stage, Busto shouted, “Drew Barrymore!
In a TikTok Video Capturing the moment, the star replied, “Oh my god, yes? Hi!’ when he introduced himself as “Chad Michael Busto”.
‘You know who I am. I need to see you sometime while you’re in New York, he said.
Rapp quickly got between Barrymore and the man and walked with her offstage, while Barrymore wrapped an arm around her.
Two security guards approached the man and escorted him off the stage.
Barrymore and Rapp then returned to the stage where they joked about the chilling encounter.
Rapp said: “By the way, just to be clear, the second they were like, ‘Okay, it’s fine.’ They’re like, ‘Do you need anything, do you need us to stay? (Barrymore) was like oh no, I got it, I’m fine!’
Barrymore said, “Well, I have a new definition of your sexy side, it’s that level of protection. It’s become a complete bodyguard! You’re my Kevin Costner!”
Two days earlier: The incident comes after Busto tried to take the stage during a panel with actor and singer Reneé Rapp at the 92nd Street Y earlier this week.
Protector: Rapp quickly got between Barrymore and the man and walked her offstage, while Barrymore put an arm around her
Safe: Two security guards approached the man and escorted him away from the scene.
Comeback: Barrymore and Rapp then returned to the stage where they joked about the scary encounter
The star is mum to two daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, nine.
Drew shares her children with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman, to whom she was married from 2012 to 2016.
The actress recently revealed that she keeps the tablets locked in a safe to limit the time her daughters spend on them.
Talk with Better homes and gardensDrew says she pulls out an iPad sometimes – but only for “special occasions”.
“We watch a ton of movies and shows, so I don’t judge anyone on the screens. But when it comes to my kids, I’m not a big fan of personal electronics, like iPads,” said explained the talk show host.
“During the pandemic when schools were virtual we were all forced to be on our separate devices and I didn’t like that.
“Now I keep the iPads in a locked safe and they only come out on special occasions. I’d rather the three of us piled into my bed and watched together.