Facebook CEO gets restraining order against stalker

By on February 8, 2011, 4:25 PM
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda. Zuckerberg filed legal papers claiming Manukonda tried to follow and contact him, his sister, and his girlfriend using threatening language. Manukonda visited several Facebook offices in Palo Alto attempting to ask Zuckerberg for financial aid for his family, and security even intercepted Manukonda at Zuckerberg's home on January 24, 2011 just as he was about to walk up the front steps, according to TMZ.

Manukonda received a verbal warning from cops, but Zuckerberg claims he has continued to try to contact him. These communications include at least one Facebook message on December 22, 2010 and one hand-written letter on January 28, 2011. The judge has decided Manukonda must stay at least 300 yards away from Zuckerberg, his sister Randi, and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The orders may change after a hearing later this month.

After receiving the restraining order, Manukonda has claimed he never meant to scare Zuckerberg, feels terrible about the whole situation, and promises to never bother the Facebook CEO again. Here's what he told TMZ:

"I'm a peaceful guy ... I'm sorry he thought I was trying to harm him." Pradeep says he was dealing with a major personal problem -- and "I thought Mark would be able to give me advice." Pradeep wouldn't disclose the nature of his problem, but insists it had nothing to do with computers. Pradeep continues, "I understand he's a busy man ... I'll respect his privacy."

Remember, Facebook stalking can be harmful or harmless, but in the real world, stalking is just stalking.





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Guest said:

This is hilarious to me.

I'd love to know what the massive problem is that would require "threatening" language.

DokkRokken said:

Guest said:

This is hilarious to me.

I'd love to know what the massive problem is that would require "threatening" language.

With stalkers, they usually reveal their 'massive problem' in a dark alleyway.

Guest said:

You can't blame that guy, Mark is so $exy.

pVk said:

hey

Can't wait for the time when facebook will be gone :P

hitech0101 said:

Facebook is the worst stalker in the world keeps interfering with your work at both office & home.How to get a restraining order against that!

arkantos said:

i wonder if bill gates has any stalkers for financial aid.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

You can't blame that guy, Mark is so $exy.

Sewage in a jar would be sexy if it also had a huge wad with it...(no offence Mark)

Guest said:

I got turned down for a job earlier this year because i dont have a facebook.

Anyone thinks this is going too far?

i do.

brianmsu said:

Guest said:

I got turned down for a job earlier this year because i dont have a facebook.

Anyone thinks this is going too far?

i do.

^^how do you know that was the specific reason?

Guest said:

The employer specifically told me?

"Due to your lack of experience in the social networking site of facebook, we cannot hire you here at our place of business, all of our employees are encouraged to interact within work and out of work, to make our place of business more ethical and progressive, Besides...Not having facebook in this day and age looks a little sketchy to me anyways"

I was applying to work as an IT guy for a Computer Repair Company.

I already tried sueing them discrimination.

But just know, This is something that is catching on quick..

I still dont have a facebook **** that,

ramonsterns said:

Guest said:

The employer specifically told me?

"Due to your lack of experience in the social networking site of facebook, we cannot hire you here at our place of business, all of our employees are encouraged to interact within work and out of work, to make our place of business more ethical and progressive, Besides...Not having facebook in this day and age looks a little sketchy to me anyways"

Oh wow, seriously?

Guest said:

Lol seriously? Not hiring because you don't have a facebook account?

I have a facebook account but I haven't logged into it for months if not years. Who has time to update facebook these days?

ramonsterns said:

Guest said:

Lol seriously? Not hiring because you don't have a facebook account?

I have a facebook account but I haven't logged into it for months if not years. Who has time to update facebook these days?

I have a facebook account so I can get free stuff for games and other things.

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