Jennifer Lopez: Man Secretly Living in Star's Hamptons Pool House Charged With Stalking and Burglary

Southampton Police confirm John M. Dubis was arrested Aug. 9, 2013, and is currently being held on $100,000 bail

By Rebecca Macatee Aug 22, 2013 2:16 PMTags
Jennifer Lopez, Water Mill HouseCourtesy:, Getty Images

When you have a house in the Hamptons, everyone wants to visit—even some people you didn't invite!

On Aug. 8, 2013, workers were called to Jennifer Lopez's home in Southampton, N.Y., in regards to a suspicious male on the property. There, per a police report obtained by E! News, John M. Dubis, a 49-year-old man from Rhode Island, was found to have taken up residence in the pool house for the last week—unbeknownst to J.Lo.

Upon arrest, Dubis was charged with two felonies (burglary and criminal contempt) and two misdemeanors (stalking and possession of burglar tools). When brought before the magistrate at the Southampton Town Court, he pleaded not guilty.

In lieu of posting $100,000 bail, Dubis was remanded in Suffolk County Jail. He is scheduled to return to the Southampton Justice Court at a later date and has been ordered to undergo an exam to determine whether he is fit to move forward with court proceedings regarding the criminal charges.

Fortunately, police say Lopez was not home during the time of the alleged intrusion. The American Idol judge did, however, have an order of protection against Dubis.

Lopez, 44, just purchased her Water Mill mansion in May 2013 for a reported $9.99 million. The property was listed with a "privacy guaranteed" promise.

—Reporting by Lindsay Good