Via the Daily News –
An unhinged fan with a crush on Cameron Diaz ran onto the Yankee Stadium field during Monday night’s game to confront A-Rod about his love for the stunning starlet, sources said.
But Grim LeRogue, 33, was tackled by Stadium security as he attempted to rush the third baseman in the top of the fifth inning in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, cops said.
Tucked in LeRogue’s pocket, police found a picture of Alex Rodriguez with his face crossed out and a drawing of a small gun pointed at his head, a source said. Etched on the photo were the words, “You gotta go, buddy.”
“He was absolutely out of his f—–g mind,” said the source, adding that LeRogue was rambling the entire time he was in custody.
A-Rod left the Stadium Tuesday night without taking questions after the 10-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.
The crazed Bronx man, who did not have a weapon, also told police that he wanted to kill Bobby Brown, because Osama Bin Laden has a crush on the Grammy winner’s wife, Whitney Houston, the source said.
But he opted to act first on his chance at love with the 38-year-old “What Happens in Vegas” star.
“He gave a rambling interview that he had an infatuation with Cameron Diaz,” the source said. “He thought by going out and choking A-Rod he’d be a hero to her.” LeRogue also told investigators he legally changed his name from John Rogan as a strategy to sell a 700-page book he’s trying to market, sources said.
“I think it’s publicity for his book,” said his mother, Catherine Rogan. “I’m sure he’s fine,” she said of his condition.
LeRogue, charged with assault and interfering with a sporting event, was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital.
There’s a part of me who wants to make a joke and say that the real threat to A-Rod is the crazed Dr. Anthony Galea fan who’s going to rush the field in today’s game. But, truly, this is some very, very serious stuff here. This whole thing could have gone down a lot worse – and then some. Good job by Stadium security to react to this as quickly as they did last night. And, for Alex’s sake, I’m glad that no harm came his way.