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Ivanka Trump's "Obsessed" Alleged Stalker Arrested in Reno

Ivanka Trump headshot, daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, photo AP PHOTO

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RENO, Nev. (CBS/AP) Ivanka Trump's alleged "obsessed" internet stalker was arrested in Reno Tuesday. Justin Massler, a 27-year-old from Reno, had a New York warrant out for his arrest alleging he used the internet to stalk Donald Trump's daughter.

Massler described himself in a blog posting as "a celebrity stalker who is obsessed with Ivanka Trump" and has a longing to see her.

"He has been doing postings all over the Internet. (He has done) nothing physical

Justin Massler's Mug Shot (AP/Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
or face to face," Reno police Lt. Mike Whan told The Associated Press.

His mother, Randee Massler of Reno, said he has a history of mental illness.

"He never harmed anyone and hasn't done anything other than write articles on the Internet," she told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "He's like a 10-year-old who has a crush on a movie star."

He remained Thursday without bail in the Washoe County Jail in Reno.

Whan said it was not immediately clear whether Massler planned to waive or fight extradition.

Ivanka Trump is the 28-year-old co-host of "Celebrity Apprentice," and a vice president at her father's real estate company.

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