Chloe Lukasiak is sure glad to be away from ALDC, not just because of Abby Lee Miller or her constant rivalry with Maddie Ziegler, but also be away from the creepy stalkers. The Dance Moms alum revealed that people would come to the studio non-stop, that the students were left with no choice but to hire security guards to follow them around.
While promoting her upcoming films, Center Stage: On Pointe and Cowgirl’s Story, Chloe Lukasiak recounted her shocking experience when she was still on Dance Moms. Lukasiak told Radar Online that there would always be people visiting the ALDC studio. Unfortunately, not all of them were normal fans, some were “crazy” stalkers who would do everything they could to enter the studio.
“Our crew would go outside and deal with it. It’s creepy, it’s so scary.”
Chloe shared that the guards would also travel with them to competitions to prevent similar incidents from happening.
In May, Joseph Irving McKinstry, Jr. was arrested after he attempted to enter the ALDC studio in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, because he wanted to “read poetry” to the class full of young students.
Instead of peacefully surrendering to the authorities, the 34-year-old reportedly turned violent. He was seen screaming and attacking the officers when they tried to pull him, along with his two suitcases, out of the road.
ALDC employee Kelly Meade confirmed that the dance studio was filled with young students when McKinstry, Jr. tried to enter the facility. While they felt quite frightened when they heard about the intrusion, Meade said that ALDC had employees who made them feel “very safe.” She added that none of the girls were threatened and they stayed in class through the entire commotion.
The Penn Hills Department held that McKinstry, Jr will be charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He was, however, first sent to the hospital to get a mental evaluation.
In September of last year, Phoenix Sundown, a 36-year-old man from California, was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to sending five suspicious packages to JoJo Siwa. The boxes were sent to the reality star’s P.O. box. According to WTAE, the packages contained an Elvis blanket, a tribal-style blanket, a coffeemaker, a scrapbook, and handwritten letters.
The Allegheny County bomb squad immediately arrived at the post office, following the arrival of the suspicious package. Although there were no bombs in the package, inspector Tammy Mayle held that they needed to investigate on the issue further for the boxes contained “stalking and harassing” items.
Apart from Siwa, In Touch Weekly reported that Sundown also had an obsession with Lindsay Lohan. The suspect reportedly had a collection of obscene illustrations of women covered in blood. One of them was of Lohan, with Sundown holding a knife over her.
Although it has been almost two years since Chloe Lukasiak left Dance Moms, the reality star is still being harassed by stalkers from time to time. In March, she told her followers that she has been “locked out” of her own Instagram account.
Several fans immediately expressed sympathy towards Lukasiak. They also gave her a few tips on how she could help keep her accounts secure and lashed out at hackers who had no better use of their time but to harass a 14-year-old girl.
Other Dance Moms cast who had their Twitter and Instagram hacked were Abby Lee Miller, Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, Paige Hyland, and Kelly Hyland. Apart from their social media accounts, the hackers also had access to their email, iCloud, and PayPal.
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