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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A homeless man was charged with stalking and burglary after swimming nude across Biscayne Bay in search of tennis star Anna Kournikova's waterfront residence and getting caught near her neighbor's home.

Police said William Lepeska screamed, ``Anna! Save me!'' as he was taken away Jan. 30. He is scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday.

Lepeska, 40, who sports an ``Anna'' tattoo on his right biceps, was found near the swimming pool of a house three doors from Kournikova's $5 million home.

``He thought he was at Anna Kournikova's home,'' Officer Dennis White wrote in a police report.

Police said Lepeska acknowledged that he spent several months searching for her address on the Internet and swam nude 200 yards after locating it.

Lepeska sent Kournikova ``numerous letters and posted e-mails to her Web page'' and ``made several alarming statements indicating that he believed Ms. Kournikova had left a door unlocked for him to enter her residence and left clothing for him to wear as if she was expecting his arrival,'' police said.

Ivy Mollenkamp, the tennis player's Los Angeles publicist, said in a statement that what happened ``has caused Anna to be very concerned and fearful for her safety,'' calling the allegations ``extremely alarming and threatening.'' Kournikova was cooperating with prosecutors and ``consulting with her personal security team.''

At Miami Beach police headquarters, Lepeska ``refused to stand for a photograph'' and demanded a psychiatric evaluation. He became ``hostile and belligerent,'' assumed a ``boxer's fighting stance ... and began throwing punches,'' police said.

He allegedly bit an officer's left thumb, drawing blood, and hit White in the chest. Police used pepper spray and an expandable baton to subdue him. Police charged him with aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

Lepeska was also charged with exposing himself in the presence of a child after the 3-year-old daughter of Kournikova's neighbor saw him ``laid out spread eagle in a very lewd manner'' on a lawn chair by the pool.

Miami-Dade County Court Judge Gerald Klein issued a restraining order against Lepeska on Friday. Lepeska is currently being held in the county jail on a $26,000 bail.

Kournikova's attorneys, Dan Gelber and Steve Chaykin, did not immediately return phone messages Tuesday.


 

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I like the part saying - 'the tennis player's Los Angeles publicist'.
How many publicists does Anna have?
 
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Obviously, this man is using my tax money at the local library to use the computer since he's "homeless". :rolleyes: Now he's going to be using more of my money since I'll be supporting his sorry ass in jail... :mad: This is why I don't give homeless people spare change...they use it to buy stamps to mail stalking letters. :tape:
 

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...Lepeska is currently being held in the county jail on a $26,000 bail...[/QUOTE]


Hey! That's a pretty expensive piece of straw they're holding him up against!
 

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I think Anna should open a can of whoopass on this dude.

Would be ace to see that in the papers. A big picture of Anna left hooking this guy in the face!! :D
 

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Josh B said:
BRAVO!!

GOOD JOKE !! :lol: :lol: :lol:
My initial reaction (it being South Florida and all) was a bale of another sort, but I just couldn't bring myself to drop that one into this sea of inactivity today...:lol:
 

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hehe!

Wish i lived in Florida! :sad:
But im not far away soon, Im in New York on Saturday

Watch out America!! :devil:

I am mad and scary!!
And i will.......hmm... not sure yet, havent thought that far ahead!

Might go in the snow, i hear the weather is freezing!
 

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I'm sooooo sure that this is KournikovaRules.
 
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