Malia Obama's 'Longtime Stalker' Detained by Secret Service

  • Malia Obama's 'Longtime Stalker' Detained by Secret Service

Malia Obama's 'Longtime Stalker' Detained by Secret Service

Malia Obama is lucky to have Secret Service protecting her, after an encounter with an alleged stalker in New York City left her badly shaken and potentially in danger.

The U.S. Secret Service detained a lovelorn Brooklyn man for stalking and harassing Malia Obama, daughter of the former President, at the White House and in NY, sources said Wednesday.

The Secret Service have now reported Cardoso to police who are considering whether to file stalking or harassment charges against him.

On 10 April, Cardoso reportedly climbed to the fourth floor of Malia's work building and hung a proposal banner, sources said, before being removed by secret service agents, the New York Daily News reports.

Two Secret Service agents escorted the man outside, although he resurfaced two days later, posing as a blind person with dark sunglasses and a folding walking cane. The Daily News managed to minimize Obama's experience in the first sentence of its story-the article referred to Cardoso as "lovelorn" before describing him as disturbed.

On April 13, the man was detained by Secret Service agents and interviewed.

As previously reported by The Root, Malia, who is set to begin Harvard University this fall, began an internship with the Weinstein Company in February after vacationing with her family in Palm Springs, Calif. They told him to go away and leave her alone, sources said. Those agents identified Cardosa as the same man who tried to enter the White House on several previous occasions.

On April 12, the dreadlocked creep was caught following Malia out of a building in the West Village, the sources said.

"She didn't want to make a stink", the person told TMZ.