Friday 21 October 2016

Terrified Sandra hid in closet as stalker prowled home

A man arrested in Sandra Bullock's home clutching a love letter as the actress cowered in a cupboard, will stand trial on stalking and weapons charges.

Evidence showed Joshua Corbett (39), stalked the Oscar-winner, broke into her home and had an arsenal of illegal assault weapons, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Terry Bork ruled.

Judge Bork said an emergency call in which a panicked Bullock described seeing a man in her home, showed Corbett was a danger.

"I'm in my closet. I have a safe door," Gravity star Bullock (50) is heard telling the dispatcher in a recording. "I'm locked in the closet right now."

Corbett was clutching a letter to Bullock and magazine photos of the actress in a notebook when he was arrested.

"He said, 'I'm sorry. I love you Sandy'," officer Jose Bermudez of Los Angeles police told the court.

Deputy district attorney Wendy Segall said Corbett appeared at Bullock's house three nights in a row and had broken into the home in the middle of the night.

The judge said graphic entries in the notebook, combined with photos of the actress wearing sheer clothing with a low neckline, supported an inference that there was a sexual motivation.


"You are so hot and intelligent and lithesome and taut," the judge read from the notebook, followed by an entry with sexual expletives.

Corbett also is charged with having assault weapons, tracer ammunition and machine guns at his home.

He was not armed when he was arrested at Bullock's home, police said.

Corbett, who is being held on more than €1.9m bail, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.


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