Miley Cyrus gets restraining order vs. Arizona man
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images) By Simone Joyner
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Miley Cyrus obtained a temporary restraining order Friday against an Arizona man who was recently detained by police while trying to meet the singer-actress.
A Los Angeles judge granted Cyrus the stay-away order against Devon Meek after Cyrus' lawyers filed court documents stating that Meek, 24, believes the singer is communicating to him through her songs.
Los Angeles police arrested the man from the southeastern Arizona city of Sierra Vista on May 16, and he was placed in a psychiatric hospital, where he remains. Meek has said he will continue to try to meet Cyrus once he is released, according to filings by Cyrus' attorneys and a police detective.
Meek was arrested outside a property he believed is owned by Cyrus, but the documents don't specify the location.
Detective Rosibel Smith wrote in a sworn statement that Meek told officers they should shoot him in the head if he couldn't meet Cyrus.
Smith wrote that a police officer who interviewed Meek "informed me that Mr. Meek stated that when he is released from the hospital, he will not stop seeking Ms. Cyrus and that he will continue to go to Ms. Cyrus' residence until Ms. Cyrus accepts him or he dies."
A hearing to extend the restraining order for three years is scheduled for June 16.
There is no declaration from Cyrus in the filing. The pop star rose to fame as the star of the TV show "Hannah Montana" and has recently postponed several concerts while she recovers from what her representatives have said is an allergic reaction to antibiotics.
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