Pakistani charged with stalking JFK's granddaughter
A Pakistan-born cab driver has been accused of stalking the granddaughter of assassinated American President John F Kennedy, even referring to himself as her husband and has now been served charges by the family's lawyers.world Updated: Jan 15, 2011 13:56 IST
A Pakistan-born cab driver has been accused of stalking the granddaughter of assassinated American President John F Kennedy, even referring to himself as her husband and has now been served charges by the family's lawyers.
Naeem Ahmed, 41, sent 40 intimate messages to Tatiana Schlossberg, daughter of Caroline Kennedy and showered her with flowers and balloons despite warnings by the family's security firm, media reports said.
In some of love notes, Ahmed addressed Schlossberg as "hunny bunny" and signed off as "your hubby", Daily News, a New York tabloid reported quoting documents placed in a Manhattan court.
A judge has ordered mental evaluation of Ahmed, who has been in a New York jail since December 6 on misdemeanour, harassment and stalking charges, which his lawyers are contesting.
The Pakistani begun his messaging in October 2008 when Caroline's daughter, a Yale University student, was hardly 18 and in May 2009 Ahmed sent birthday flowers and warned her not to talk about the gifts.
The matters came to head when Ahmed tried to gatecrash into Schlossberg's New York home in November 2009 prompting the Kenddy family's lawyers to meet him and tell him to leave the girl alone.
Ahmed, a Pakistani born naturalised American citizen, has been painted by his lawyers as "lovelorn", who said he has been trying to contact the family for up to eight years.
In jailhouse, the Pakistani has in an interviewee said that he was not a danger to anyone - just a big admirer of the America's most famous family.
"I love her. I still do. I love them. I don't know why. Love is crazy. But I'm not crazy," he claims as he awaits his judgement in jail.
First Published: Jan 15, 2011 13:54 IST