Madonna stalker re-apprehended after escaping from mental hospital
Madonna has testified that Robert Hoskins repeatedly scaled the fence to her home and gave her nightmares.
February 10th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

Madonna stalker re-apprehended after escaping from mental hospital

[Updated at 1:42 p.m. ET] A man convicted of stalking singer Madonna was re-apprehended Friday in California, a week after he escaped from a southern California mental hospital, the Los Angeles Police Department told CNN.

Robert Dewey Hoskins, 54, who once threatened to knife Madonna, was arrested in Long Beach, LAPD said. He walked away from Metropolitan State Hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk on February 3, police said.

[Initial post, 1:36 a.m. ET] A man convicted of stalking singer Madonna, and who once threatened to knife her, has escaped from a southern California mental hospital and is being sought by police.

Robert Dewey Hoskins, 54, walked away from Metropolitan State Hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk on February 3, police said.

Hoskins had served a 10-year prison sentence for stalking the "Material Girl," police said.

"Hoskins is highly psychotic when not taking his medication and has very violent tendencies," Los Angeles police said in a statement. "The public is being warned to notify police immediately if he is found, and to not engage him on their own."

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  1. Mistake

    Time to implant these people with chips in the genatil areas and than see if they get away. Electrify the perimeter and put a control colar on these people. I DO NOT WANT THESE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS! Ive been approached by one of these types before and all you can do is defend yourself by any means possible

    February 11, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mistake

    Lock them in rubber rooms. Appearently they have more freedom than others . Three hots and a comfortable bed, and a good buzz 24hrs a day what more could you ask for?

    February 11, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    Madanna is an old has been. Why would anybody stalk this old lady is beyond me. Maybe it's a mercy stalking.

    February 11, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • TORI ©

      @mike, "a mercy stalking" I'm sure Madonna wouldn't give you a second glance. One can only hope to look that good and make thoses moves at 53. You are an idiot!

      February 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Roadsniper

    @mike if me and madonna clicked dude id be very much at peace with life im sure shes a very hot woman. And in every way

    February 11, 2012 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Superman

    Give the man a tin foil hat!

    February 11, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kathy

    You must be the gay Darrin. ;(

    February 11, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cat-Cat

    She has no class, sad she won't help her homeless brother and she millions $$$$$$

    February 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    And you know she hasn't helped her brother how? You READ it somewhere? Ah yes, if it's in the Enquirer, it MUST be true.

    February 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    YES. I am so stoked. I managed to change my name to BOMBOc on the main CNN site (I had been using WittenDog). So now my names match. I even have a demented clown avatar to go with it.

    February 12, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Superman

    Hes a space cowboy!!!!

    February 12, 2012 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Some call him the gangsta of love.

    February 12, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT ( south kasas city resident and leader of the gkop alliance )

    i would stalk her also.. she's hot..

    February 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
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