An obsessed fan of Ariana Grande was borderline stalking when he was arrested when he attempted to get close to her at a concert on her “Honeymoon Tour” in Uncasville, Connecticut, in March. After exhibiting extreme behavior for several months, 29-year-old Tim Normandin’s actions continued to escalate to the point of real concern, as reported by Daily Mail.
Normandin’s over-the-line obsession with Ariana began last year when he sent her a 42-pound pumpkin — yes, a pumpkin. More outrageous gifts soon followed, according to Gossip Cop, including “a rock from the White Mountains in New Hampshire, eight Yankee candles, a $200 anklet from Kay Jewelers, a Kmart mirror set, and calendars featuring dogs and cats.”
Law officials felt it was time to pay Normandin a visit at his home in Massachusetts. The police warned the obsessed fan that if he didn’t stop harassing Grande, he could ultimately face criminal charges. Evidently, this warning from the law went in one of Normandin’s ear and out the other.
It wasn’t long before Normandin made a trip to Ariana’s record label headquarters in December dressed as Santa Claus. That stunt landed his jolly ole self in a facility for four days on a psychiatric hold.
However, that incident only seemed to fuel the flames. On Sunday, March 14, Normandin posted a photo of Ariana Grande on his Facebook page along with a poem he wrote for her, sharing his deepest thoughts and feelings with everyone on social media.
According to Daily Mail, in the sixth stanza of the poem, Normandin expressed how he felt ignored and pushed aside and wondered if Ariana would notice him if he were wealthy and famous. He went on to describe her rejection saying, “all my love, my care, and my worth / This greatest love I give,” and concluded that his worth must be nothing “more than dirt” to her.
The very day he posted that poem, which has now been made private on his Facebook account, he made his way from Massachusetts to Connecticut to Ariana’s concert. Much to his dismay, security was already on high alert, expecting he would make an appearance.
As Normandin demanded to see Grande, police arrested him for trespassing and taken into custody. He was later released on a $5,000 bond.
One can’t help but wonder if Ariana Grande was similar to Taylor Swift, would there would already be a song written about him — and it would be a number one hit on the charts?
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