Man arrested for stalking Katy Perry
A man was arrested for allegedly trying to enter a private backstage area during pop star Katy Perry’s concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday night (Dec. 20) where Katy was performing her final gig of the year in the U.S. on her Witness: The Tour trek.
Pawel Jurski, from Poland, was stopped from disrupting the show by venue security guards, who subsequently handed him over to police. The 37-year-old was then hauled into court on Thursday (Dec, 21) to face the felony counts, in addition to misdemeanour charges of loitering and resisting arrest.
The singer’s director of security told police that Jurski also climbed to the 14th floor of a hotel in Miami Beach where the singer was staying. Jurski repeatedly followed the singer across the country, attending concerts in Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago and Grand Rapids all in the past 20 days, according to the arrest report.
Asked if he would harm the Roar hitmaker, he is said to have told authorities, “I will do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry.”
Jurski has since been forced to surrender his travel papers, and is currently being held on $34,000 bond. Jurski faces charges of stalking, escaping, loitering and resisting officers without violence. It’s not clear if Jurski has an attorney.