A fan of socialite Ivanka Trump has been arrested in Reno, Nevada on suspicion of harassing her on the internet - after he set up a fan blog about the businesswoman.
Justin Massler was held by cops on Tuesday (17Mar10) after an arrest warrant was issued in New York, where Trump lives.
Massler runs The Ivanka Trump Fan Blog and describes the TV star as an "awe inspiring object like nothing else in our Universe". In a post last month (Feb10), he wrote that he would sometimes try to telepathically connect with her - "or pray that by chance she would walk out of Trump Tower and head right towards me and we would hit it off and become the best of friends."
But Massler's mother, Randee Massler, has defended her son - insisting he didn't mean any harm to Trump and merely has a "crush" on her.
She tells the Reno Gazette-Journal, "He is sick and has a history of mental illness. He never harmed anyone and hasn't done anything other than write articles on the internet. He hasn't come anywhere close to Ivanka Trump. He's like a 10-year-old who has a crush on a movie star."