A priest from Boston was arrested and charged last Friday for stalking and harassing late-night TV host Conan O'Brien.
According to reports, David Ajemian, was picked up by police as he tried to attend a taping of NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien in Rockefeller Center.
Ajemian, 46, had allegedly been stalking O'Brien for 14 months, prior to his arrest. The priest reportedly sent O'Brien, 45, threatening letters on parish letterheads and he even tried to contact the host's parents.
A Feb. 20 letter said: “I’m told by some of those officious little usher people that you’re overbooked. Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans? You owe me big-time, pal. I want a public confession before I even consider giving you absolution.”
In another letter Ajemian referred to himself as “your priest stalker” and complained about not being allowed in to see an earlier taping of the O’Brien show, court papers say.
According to law enforcement officials, the letters continued even after the priest was asked to stop.
Ajemian is being held in jail for a court-ordered psychiatric examination, and is due back in court tomorrow.
He has also been placed on leave and is no longer allowed to minister publicly.
Portions of this blog courtesy of AP and The New York Times.