Court Tells Man to Stay Away from Facebook Founder

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has
obtained a temporary restraining order against a California man
accused of stalking him, his girlfriend and his sister.

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Feb. 1 ordered 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda of Milpitas to stay away from
Zuckerberg and stop contacting him.

A declaration filed in court by Facebook security officer Todd Sheets says Manukonda tried to contact Zuckerberg numerous times in December via letter, e-mail and Facebook, including more than 20
times in one day. Sheets says Manukonda also left a note on
Zuckerberg's car and was later spotted outside his house.

Manukonda did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Facebook confirmed the restraining order but declined to comment.

The restraining order was first reported by TMZ.com.

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