‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘ star Kathryn Erbe may catch criminals on her hit show, but she needed the help of the NYPD to track down an aspiring singer accused of being her real-life stalker.
The actress, who plays Detective Alex Eames opposite Vincent D’Onofrio on the NBC-USA show, was allegedly targeted by Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Charles Nagel, who uses the stage name Chaz Rose. The New York Post reports that Nagel had been sending letters and e-mails to the actress professing his love for the past three years, as well as visiting the ‘Criminal Intent’ set in both New York and California.
“He sent her letters of adulation for years about how much he loved her … he was totally obsessed,” a Post source explained. “It was a case of unrequited love.”
Nagel’s contact had been noted by the actress, who alerted security personnel and NBC producers to his advances, but Nagel was not considered a threat to Erbe until recently. It wasn’t until Nagel began sending letters to the homes of Erbe’s family members that action was taken. Erbe alerted police officers in her native Brooklyn, and Nagel was arrested for stalking in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Nagel is currently being held and awaits an extradition hearing.
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