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Woman accused of stalking Theo Epstein held on $75,000 bail

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger

A Massachusetts woman is being charged with two felony counts of stalking and is being held on $75,000 bond after arriving at Cubs president Theo Epstein's Chicago home on Monday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kathleen Kearney, 44, was arrested blocks away from Epstein's home after she approached Epstein's wife on Monday morning. She then followed Epstein to his gate when he came home later in the day.

From the Sun-Times:

At a hearing Tuesday, Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said that Kearney gave a written statement saying she found Epstein's address on the 3600 block of North Greenview on the Internet, then flew to Chicago and rented a red Mustang. She arrived at Epstein's home at 10 a.m. Monday, where she saw Epstein's wife, Marie, in the front yard, Scaduto said.

She allegedly said, “‘I'm Kathy. You must be Marie.'” Marie Epstein assumed she was one of her neighbors and allowed Kearney to come through the front gate. But when Kearney said she had brought the couple's son a backpack and a birthday banner, Marie Epstein realized something was amiss and asked Kearney to leave, Scaduto said. Epstein called Cubs security and police.

Kearney left, drove around the block and then passed by Wrigley Field, prosecutors said. She allegedly came back later in the day and called out to Theo Epstein as he was coming home. But he didn't acknowledge her before he went inside. She followed him inside the gate but he did not let her into the house, authorities said.

According to reports, Kearney had been involved in two prior incidents involving Epstein in Boston.

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