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News Release

Friday, October 30, 2009

Media Relations

Man Arrested for Stalking Ryan Seacrest

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Threat Management Unit is investigating 25-year-old Chidi Uzomah for stalking Ryan Seacrest earlier today in Wilshire.

On October 30, 2009, at around 9:30 a.m., 25-year-old Chidi Uzomah attempted to enter into a facility located at 5750 Wilshire Boulevard.  Security personnel recognized Uzomah as a person who had previously attempted to contact TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest.

Investigators arrested and booked Chidi Uzomah for 422 PC Stalking.  He is being held on $150,000 dollars bail.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Threat Management Unit Detectives Cletus Carlton or Rosibel Smith at 213-996-1370.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.