Madonna stalker cleared of weapons charges

2012-10-15 11:27
New York - A New York City judge has dismissed weapons charges against a former firefighter who was arrested outside Madonna's apartment building two years ago.

Police say Robert Linhart parked his SUV outside the Material Girl's Central Park West apartment, laid out a tarp and spray-painted poster boards with love notes.

One said "Madonna, I need you."  Another read, "Tell me yes or no. If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go."

The New York Post reports that Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Analisa Torres ruled on Friday that police improperly seized a gravity knife and an ice pick from Linhart when they arrested him.

A resisting-arrest charge is still pending.

Linhart's lawyer, Lawrence LaBrew, says Linhart maintains his innocence.