Keanu Reeves gets restraining order against alleged stalker
A man accused of repeatedly attempting to break into Keanu Reeves’ home and leaving behind a DNA test kit has been told to stay away from the actor under a court order.
Reeves said he suffered emotional distress from the harassment and harassment, according to an application for a temporary restraining order filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Brian Keith Dixon, 38, reportedly entered the actor’s property at least six times between November and January.
During an uninvited visit, Dixon attempted to break into Reeves’ home and then fell asleep in his backyard, according to the restraining order request. He returned the next day, attempted to break into Reeves’ house again, then left behind a backpack with a DNA test kit, an alarming note addressed to Reeves, and photographs.
Dixon intended to use the kit on Reeves to show that they are somehow related, according to the restraining order request.
Surveillance footage reportedly showed Dixon continuing to trespass on Reeves’ property.
The Los Angeles Police Department has an ongoing criminal investigation into Dixon, and police have recommended that Reeves seek a restraining order against him, court records show.
Reeves’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, filed the motion against Dixon, who appears to have no permanent address. According to the application, Dixon has a delusional obsession with Reeves and a criminal history in Rhode Island, with charges of possession of burglary tools, vandalism and disorderly conduct.
Dixon also posted alarming messages and images of Reeves on his Facebook page saying he would cede his “rights” to Reeves and that the actor could be “responsible” for him, according to court documents. He called himself “Jasper Keith Reeves” in a post.
The court granted Reeves’ request on Wednesday and ordered Dixon to stay at least 100 feet away from Reeves and his partner.
It was unclear whether Dixon received the court order.
Los Angeles Times