Usher Stalker Arrested
Johns Creek, Ga (WAOK/AJC)-Grammy-award winning singer Usher called 911 to report a woman stalker outside of the door to his Johns Creek home recently. According to a TMZ report on the 911 call Usher whispered to the operator while keeping an eye on the woman.
“I can barely hear you,” the operator told the singer in the seven-minute 911 recording of the June 24 incident.
“I have a trespasser at my front door,” the 33-year-old singer, whose real name is Usher Raymond, whispered to the operator on the recording obtained by TMZ.
The AJC reported it was the second time the woman, identified as Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw, 26, had visited the singer’s home. A Johns Creek police report shows she received a warning not to return to the property the day before.
“I don’t know this woman,” Usher told the 911 operator. “She’s obviously a fan of some sort.” He later told the operator, “This young lady apparently is a bit delusional.”
At one point, when Usher was asked whether he saw any suspicious vehicles or other people around, the singer is heard sighing heavily, and answering, “No, ma’am, I don’t see anybody else.”
When officers arrived, according to the police report, they found Jones-Rakestraw on her iPad, which had been plugged into one of the home’s outside outlets. The woman had an Ohio identification card, the report said.
When the woman was taken to the Alpharetta jail, she kept insisting she was Usher’s wife. She was then taken to Emory Johns Creek Hospital for a mental and physical evaluation.
Usher, is in the middle of a bitter custody battle with former wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, over their two children.