The Manhattan Supreme Court has dropped the felony weapons and resisting arrest case against Madonna’s alleged stalker, citing prosecutors’ failure to meet speedy trial deadlines.
Justice Bonnie Wittner on Tuesday morning dismissed all charges against 59-year-old Robert Linhart.
The retired New York City firefighter was busted in September 2010 for allegedly packing an icepick and an illegal knife while waving posters outside Madonna’s Upper West Side apartment, Fox News reported.
He pleaded not guilty a month later, and was bound by an order of protection barring him from going within a 10-block radius of the pop star’s building.
Linhart had twice parked outside the singer’s apartment, where he proceeded to open cans of paint and create poster-board signs in her honour.
“Madonna, I need you,” a poster read. “Tell me yes or no,” read another.
“If it’s yes, my dream will come true. If it’s no, I will go. XXX” it said.