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Warrant issued for Drew Barrymore's alleged stalker after he didn't show for ankle monitor fitting

Chad Michael Musto, the man arrested after he showed up at the actor's home last month, failed to show up this week to be fitted for this GPS monitor.
Drew Barrymore in Los Angeles on March 22, 2018.
Drew Barrymore in Los Angeles on March 22.Kevin Winter / Getty Images file

A warrant was issued for the man accused of stalking actor and talk show host Drew Barrymore after he didn't show up for his GPS ankle monitor fitting, New York authorities said.

The Southampton Town Clerk's Office said Wednesday that it issued a bench warrant for Chad Michael Busto for failing to show up for the fitting Tuesday.

His whereabouts are unknown, the clerk's office said. Southampton Town police did not comment. Representatives for Barrymore did not respond to a request for comment.

Busto, 43, was arrested Aug. 24 after officers responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person who was “riding a bicycle up into private driveways” in the town of Sagaponack and telling people “he was looking for Drew Barrymore’s residence,” Southampton Town police said.

Busto was charged with fourth-degree stalking, a class B misdemeanor. He was arraigned and released Aug. 25.

He told a pool of reporters outside the police station that "until I was charged, Drew had not communicated to me that she wanted me to stay away from her."

Busto was arrested after it was confirmed he was the man who interrupted Barrymore's appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Aug. 21.

In a clip of the incident circulating on social media, a man called out Barrymore’s name, visibly startling her, and identified himself as Busto.

“I’m Chad Michael Busto,” the man said as he approached the stage at 92nd Street Y, a cultural center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “You know who I am.”

He was escorted away, while Barrymore and her co-host at the panel event, the actor and singer Reneé Rapp, raced off the stage. 

A court date is set for Tuesday.