On December 13th, Pradeep Manukonda wrote a letter to Facebook. He needed help ,a matter of life & death, and in the letter he revealed that he had been coming to “Zuckerberg’s office and waiting in front.
In one of the letters he stated he wanted Zuckerberg help, saving his mother’s life and which he wrote ” I am ready to die for you”Zuckerberg’s application included a declaration prepared by Todd Sheets, a Facebook security official who detailed Manukonda’s various attempts to contact Zuckerberg beginning in mid-December.
On January 23, Manukonda left an envelope containing a four page letter on Zuckerberg’s car. In that missive, he again wrote, “I am ready to die for you, please Mark please…I am waiting outside your house.” The following afternoon, Facebook security intercepted Manukonda as he approached Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto residence.
Undeterred by a police warning to stay away from Zuckerberg’s home and office, Manukonda “arranged to have a letter delivered” to the Facebook boss’s home on January 26, according to Sheets. Apologizing for his previous behavior, Manukonda wrote, “If I failed in any sense, you can skin me out. I am ready to face any consequence if I found to be guilty.”
Sheets reported that he interviewed Manukonda on January 27 and warned him that if he persisted in trying to contact Zuckerberg, the billionaire “would take legal action for his own protection.” Manukonda, Sheets reported, claimed that he had been terminated from another technology company “for approaching that company’s Chief Executive Officer for several months, requesting money for a different ailing relative in India.” Sheets added that he contacted the security team of the second (unnamed) tech company and was told that Manukonda had, in fact, been stalking its CEO, but apparently had never worked for the firm.
Despite his promise to stop contacting Zuckerberg, Manukonda had a vase of flowers delivered to Zuckerberg’s home on January 28. The gift included a note–addressed to “Mark”–thanking the Facebook CEO for his “valuable time and attention towards my problem.”
In a January 31 Santa Clara Superior Court filing, Zuckerberg charged that Pradeep Manukonda ” is stalking me, my girlfriend and my sister sand refuses to cease” A day after Zuckerberg filed his petition, Judge Socrates Manoukian temporarily ordered Manukonda to stay at least 300 yards away from Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan.