Police: Suspected stalker drives from Michigan shows up at YouTube star's home

- Radnor police say they have made an arrest in what they call a stalker case. Prosecutors have charged a man accused of stalking a local teen who is popular on social media.

Radnor police say 30-year-old Michael Leib drove all the way from Michigan to quote "hook up" with an 18-year-old entertainer well-known on YouTube. According to police, when Leib was spotted at their house Tuesday cops pretended to be the boy using his cell phone to lure the suspect until he was in cuffs.

Cops say Leib started messaging the teen on Instagram weeks ago and used a different name the whole time. After the first visit late last month, cops say they tracked as many as 5 stops by the suspect as he sent chilling messages. 

"The family's personal accounts started receiving emails saying, "I am going to take your son," Radnor Township Police Superintendent Chris Flanagan said in a Friday press conference.

Radnor police showed the Twitter page belonging to the suspect where he calls himself a model. 
In one Tweet, he seeks a guy between 16 and 22 years old to give him a back massage and comfort him for $20 an hour. 

Cops say it's a lesson for parents to share with their kids. 

"It is very important for every family to go over internet safety to know the signs of somebody trying to visit anybody is extremely dangerous," Flanagan said.

 

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