Being a popular star, Hilary Duff is an easy target for stalking by an obsessed fan. Duff found this predicament a real challenge as police recently nabbed a New York resident on suspicion of stalking her.

Maksim Myaskovskiy, 18, was nabbed last Friday on felony charges of stalking and voicing out criminal threats against the pop star according to the police. He needed to post $200,000 bail for his offence.

An arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday. It was not clear though if Myaskovskiy was able to secure a lawyer for his defense.

On October this year, Duff with the aid of family asked for an order of protection against Myaskovskiy, based on the court documents provided as evidence that he tried to contact Duff by paying a visit to where she lives, the place of her boyfriend who happens to be Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden and the home of Duff’s mother.

According to the Court documents, Myaskovskiy “admitted to being ‘obsessed’ with her, has stated his intention of purchasing a weapon, and has threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention … and that Joel Madden stands in their way.”

Duff rose to fame when she played the role of Lizzie McGuire in the long-running Disney Channel show of the same name. (Associated Press)

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