On Saturday Night, Erykah Badu's SXSW Show Was Delayed in Dallas By an "Obsessed Fan"
Saturday morning, from the South by Southwest shindig down in Austin, Pete wondered over on DC9 whether Erykah Badu would be playing Auditorium Shores, as expected, or Malaysia, as pictured. Turns out, she was heading to Austin after all -- but only after being delayed in Dallas, where police were detaining a stalker in front of her house. Badu's isn't exactly the most tucked-away home in town, which is how a "white woman mid to late 20's," as Badu described her on her Twitter account, found the place -- and brought with her some "weird writting."
Badu, who recently tweeted the birth of her daughter, recounted the entire episode -- which Entertainment Weekly followed Saturday night, posting several updates during the course of Badu's abbreviated show on the Shores. (She also joined Kanye West and Common at The Levi's®/FADER Fort on Saturday night.) As Erykah wrote, the stalker showed up three times -- first at 1 p.m. -- and left after the singer-songwriter exchanged a few words. Two visits later, she wrote, she had no choice but to get Dallas police involved. DPD senior corporal Kevin Jans, a department spokesman, tells Unfair Park that an "obsessed fan," as she was described in the police report, was indeed arrested Saturday night. The disturbing police narrative, including references to "a dog that will eat your soul," follows after the jump.
A/OS RESPONDED TO LISTED LOCATION REGARDING THE ARRESTEE REFUSING TO LEAVE THE R/P'S PROPERTY. A/P IS AN OBSESSED FAN OF THE R/P AND LEFT SEVERAL PIECES OF MEMORABILIA IN THE FRONT YARD OF THE R/P'S RESIDENCE. R/P STATED THAT THE A/P HAS LEFT CARDS AND OTHER ITEMS ON PREVIOUS OCASSIONS, HOWEVER, SHE NEVER STAYED AROUND TO CAUSE A SCENE
AS SHE DID ON TODAYS DATE.
UPON A/OS ARRIVAL, THE A/P BEGAN RUNNING AROUND LOCATION IN CIRCLES AND
STATED, "I AM THE DEVIL". THE A/P ALSO HAD AN EXTREMELY LARGE DOG ON A LEASH AND REFUSED TO RELEASE IT TO A/OS. A/P ALSO STATED, "THIS IS A DOG THAT WILL EAT YOUR SOUL IF YOU COME NEAR ME".
A/O #7303 AND #8703 USED A STRAIGHT ARM BAR TAKEDOWN ON THE A/P IN ORDER TO GAIN CONTROL OF HER. DURING THE COURSE OF A/OS TRYING TO DETAIN A/P, A/O #8703 WAS BIT ON HIS RIGHT HAND BY THE A/P. A/O #7303 DEPLOYED O.C. SPRAY ON THE A/P IN ORDER TO GAIN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE A/P AND PLACE HER IN HANDCUFFS. DFR 20 RESPONDED TO THE LOCATION FOR TREATMENT AS WELL AS SGT MULLEN #6698. ANIMAL CONTROL TOOK CUSTODY OF THE A/PS DOG AND THE A/P WAS TRANSPORTED TO PMH FOR PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.
A/PS VEHICLE WAS TOWED TOTHE POUND BY MUSKIC WRECKER. SOME OF A/PS PERSONAL PROPERTY WAS PLACED IN NORTHEAST PROPERTY ROOM ON TAG# 011971-B. R/P WAS ADVISED THAT SHOULD INQUIRE ABOUT A RESTRAINING ORDER AND TO TELEPHONE POLICE FOR INCIDENTS OF THIS NATURE IN THE FUTURE.