NEW YORK, United States, Friday August 30, 2013 – John Dubis, a retired firefighter who was found living in the pool house at Jennifer Lopez’s mansion in the exclusive Hamptons area of New York, has been charged with stalking, among other things.
The 49-year-old from Rhode Island was also charged with burglary, criminal contempt and possessing burglary tools.
According to police, the 44-year-old singer had a restraining order against Dubis before he was found by workers at her home. The order was reportedly issued on March 27 in Westchester County after he tried to contact Lopez’s mother.
Dubis nevertheless made himself at home at the property where he lived for a week while Lopez was away.
During that time, he appeared to be a legitimate guest, even parking his car in plain view out front and acting as if he were a welcomed friend of the Puerto Rico-born superstar.
According to the New York Post, which first broke the story, the unwanted tenant told cops that he was the father of J.Lo’s children and that she had left the pool house open for him.
He reportedly went so far as to turn her mansion into his private summer getaway and set up an online pseudonym – David A Lopez – and posted pictures and messages about his stay. He even did small tasks around the property including clearing an overgrown pathway.
According to the felony complaint documents obtained by “OMG! Insider,” Dubis engaged in “lewd acts” during his time at the mansion.
Police said that the court ordered an exam to determine if Dubis was fit to proceed in reference to the criminal charges, adding that Dubis had pleaded not guilty following his arrest.
Lopez, who was a judge on American Idol for two seasons in 2010 and 2011 and has recently confirmed that she will be returning to the show, reportedly bought the eight-bedroom mansion in the Southampton hamlet of Water Mill in May for about US$10 million. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)