Yesterday, we noted Wired‘s super-creepy account of how Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dealt with a cyberstalker; today, the New York Daily News brings us another example of fan fanaticism:
All-American Rejects front man Tyson Ritter is being harassed by a woman known as “Delta Dawn”…Dawn is a Delta Airlines employee who harvested personal details like Ritter’s phone number from booking information.
“She calls me on the ground between connections to ask me how the flights are going,” Ritter told me over lunch at the Empire Diner Wednesday. “She called me on my birthday. She comes to concerts and brings cookies.”
Ritter’s girlfriend, model Kim Smith, started looking a little uneasy. “How old is she?” she wanted to know. “She’s like this bag lady with a big thing of cookies,” he assured her…”She calls me and says [lisping], ‘When are you coming back to Connecticut?’ I’m a little less honest about my phone number now when I make reservations.”
We were aware that Delta was having problems lately, but who knew they’d resorted to hiring Entenmann’s-toting crazies with a taste for anthemic emo? This must be why Jimmy Eat World travels only by private jet.
Singin’ the Delta woman blues [Gatecrasher]