Gigi Hadid has herself a stalker. She joins Rihanna and a host of other stars in that regard. But Gigi Hadid has decided she would rather not live in her luxury Manhattan apartment anymore after her harrowing experience.
A man named Marcell Porter was arrested at the end of June for trying to get into Hadid’s apartment. The man reportedly tried multiple times, and managed to get past building security once.
Porter has a police record in his home state of Hawaii. His work location is listed on Facebook as Hawaii Massage Academy and New York Jazz Academy, but his page lists his current residence as New York. Before he deleted some of his posts, Marcell had written some things that made Gigi Hadid pretty uncomfortable.
“I LOVE U. I KNOW EVERYTHING NOW. WAIT FOR ME SOULMATE.”
“WHY CAN’T YOU CALL ME? I WILL TALK TO U IN PERSON ASAP. I LOVE YOU ONCE AGAIN”
Meanwhile, back home in Hawaii, a news station had published an article in 2011 that listed Gigi’s alleged stalker as one of “Hawaii’s Most Wanted.”
Details of his breaking into another woman’s apartment were given. A police sergeant said of Hadid’s stalker’s past activities:
“On April 19, 2011, Porter entered the complainant’s residence on Captain Cook Avenue through a locked screen window. He got into the apartment, confronted her and a male guest and threatened them both. He was located in the apartment and was placed under arrest for unauthorized entry into a dwelling.”
Porter was placed in a treatment center, but escaped. That is why the news station was publishing details about him.
“He has four prior convictions and is known to frequent the Honolulu area,” said the report.
Gigi Hadid is looking to sell her apartment for $2.45 million.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 8, 2015