Family in Palin Stalker Case Files Complaint

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) - The family of a 19-year-old man accused
of stalking Sarah Palin is alleging harassment by a Pennsylvania
trooper in connection with the former Alaska governor and 2008
Republican vice presidential candidate.
A complaint filed this week says trooper Thomas Powell showed up
at Shawn Christy's McAdoo, Pa., home and asked the teen if he was
planning to attend a book signing featuring Palin and her daughter
Bristol at Minnesota's Mall of America. The complaint says Powell
told Christy, "You would never go to Minnesota, would you?"
The family says the visit occurred after Christy called mall
security, indicating he might attend.
An Alaska magistrate recently extended a restraining order for
Palin against Christy and issued one against his father, Craig
Christy. They can attend Palin events, but must stay 1,000 feet
from her.

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