Judge brands Cyrus' 'stalker' a danger
A judge overseeing the trial of Miley Cyrus' alleged stalker has refused to reduce his £36,800 bond - because he considers him "a danger" to society.
Mark McLeod, 53, was arrested twice for hounding the Disney star on the set of her latest movie The Last Song.
He was taken into custody in August (09), just weeks after he was cautioned by cops in June (09) for making "inappropriate comments" to young Cyrus fans.
McLeod had also told officers he was engaged to the young star and that she sent him secret messages through her TV show, Hannah Montana.
And in his preliminary hearing on Tuesday (25Aug09), investigators told Judge Steven Scheer that McLeod had told security personnel that he would be returning to the set and "finishing things," which he saw as a threat to Cyrus.
Judge Scheer agreed that McLeod was a threat to himself and others, telling the court, "I can't deny him bond, but if I could I would because I do feel he's a danger."
He then refused to lower the bail amount, and decided that there was enough evidence for the case to go to Chatham County State Court, Georgia.
The 16-year-old Hannah Montana star was granted a temporary restraining order against McLeod earlier this month (Aug09).
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