Jennifer Garner-Obsessed Man Hit With Stalking Charge

    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Violet Affleck, Seraphina Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Seraphina Affleck, Steven Burky Brent/National Photo Group; Santa Monica Police Department

    UPDATE: Burky pleaded not guilty to stalking and violating a court order. If he posts bail, he's been ordered to stay 500 feet away from Garner, Affleck and their family.

    For Jennifer Garner's sake, let's hope this isn't a case of Catch and Release.

    The obsessed fan busted this week after allegedly trying to track down the 37-year-old actress and her world-saving hubby, Ben Affleck, at their daughter's nursery school is facing some serious charges.

    Steven Richard Burky, 37, has been rung up on a felony stalking count and two misdemeanor counts of violating a year-old restraining against him by the all-star family, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison.

    According to the criminal complaint, Burky did "willfully, maliciously and repeatedly follow, and did willfully and maliciously harass JENNIFER A.," as court papers refer to the actress.

    See the criminal complaint.

    He also "made a credible threat with the intent that she be placed in reasonable fear for her safety and the safety of her immediate family."

    Burky, a Los Angeles native, has been jailed since his arrest Monday in Santa Monica a block from the school attended by 4-year-old Violet Affleck, the older of the couple's two daughters.

    Given the court's previous ruling declaring him a danger, that was all LAPD needed to throw him in the clink.

    Burky, who once authored a blog called Satanic Panic, has claimed a vision from God first sparked his interest in Garner and her family back in 2002. 

    He remains behind bars on $300,000 bail.

    No word yet on the next court date.

    (Originally published Dec. 17, 2009, at 1:42 p.m. PT)


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