Grzegorz Matlok, a man of Polish origin, was overpowered on the ground at about 5 pm Saturday by 30 security guards when they discovered him in Madonna’s residence near Marylebone, London.
Once the police arrived, the 29-year-old stalker was arrested and taken to a police station in the area, where he was detained. He was accused of vandalism.
At the time of the incident, Madonna and her four children were in Bay City, Michigan, paying their last tribute to her maternal grandmother, Elsie Mae Fortin, died March 9 at the age of 99.
According to the newspaper The Sun, Madonna’s security agents revealed to the authorities that the man wasn’t at his first attempt and that he had previously harassed the star.
Last September, Robert Linhart, a retired firefighter, was arrested twice after writing messages on the pavement in Madonna’s luxurious Upper West Side apartment in New York. He was in possession of a knife and an ice pick.
In 1996, a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stalking the pop star. He had climbed a wall of her residence in Hollywood Hills. The singer’s bodyguards stopped him by firing at him.