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Mila Kunis' stalker has fled from a mental health institute

2015-06-02 17:00

Los Angeles - A man sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a mental health facility over the weekend and was being sought by authorities in Southern California on Monday.

Stuart Lynn Dunn disappeared around 19:30 on Saturday from the Olive Vista Behavioral Health Center in Pomona, said Deputy Chief Reaver Bingham of the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

Dunn climbed out a small window of a bathroom and then scaled a barbed-wire fence.

"He went in to take a shower, and when he didn't come out they went in to check on him," Bingham said.

Law enforcement authorities were actively searching for him, but he had no known local contacts and there were no leads, Bingham said.

"We're treating him as dangerous," he said. "We never know the state of mind of an individual. He does have a fixation on the original victim, so that's why."

"Kunis was personally notified of the escape", he said.

Asked if she was being given protection, Bingham said there is a law enforcement protocol for such situations but he was not at liberty to discuss it. He did not know what private measures she may have taken.

Dunn pleaded no contest to stalking the Black Swan actress in January 2013.

He was arrested in February 2012 for breaking into her vacant condominium. Authorities took him into custody again a few months later, after he waited for Kunis outside her gym for three days, in violation of a restraining order.

Dunn was sentenced to six months of rehabilitation and five years of probation and ordered to stay away from the actress and her representatives for 10 years.

Messages seeking comment from representatives for Kunis were not immediately returned on Monday.

Stalking laws have been steadily tightened since Rebecca Schaeffer's murder 25 years ago. The 21-year-old actress-model was shot to death at her Los Angeles apartment in 1989 by obsessed fan Robert Bardo.

Bardo, an Arizona native, wrote Schaeffer letters and tried to meet her at a studio where she worked. He eventually tracked down the My Sister Sam actress after paying a private investigator to obtain her home address from state motor vehicle records.

Bardo remains in prison, serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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