Madonna’s stalker claims it’s not a crime to adore her with sharp weapons

Yesterday a stalker was picked up by police outside Madonna’s home in Manhattan.  The man, a retired firefighter named Robert Linhart, had a seven-inch ice pick on his person when he was arrested for harassment.  Linhart’s attorney says that adoring Madonna is not a crime, and that there is no evidence to show that Linhart was planning on using the ice pick unlawfully.  Yes, because there are so many legitimate reasons one might need an ice pick when walking down the street.  You never know when you might come across one of those famous Upper West Side sidewalk-icebergs… in September.  In any case, Madonna attended last night’s opening for her daughter’s new Material Girl clothing line, and told reporters that she was not frightened of the stalker or worried about her safety.