Apple filed and issued a restraining order against a stalker who harassed and threatened the safety of CEO Tim Cook.
The ordeal began when on September 25 and October 2, 2019 a 42-year-old man, Rakesh “Rocky” Sharma, telephoned an unspecified Apple executive to leave some messages on the answering machine “disturbing“, As reported in documents filed by Apple in the complaint. In subsequent calls to Apple technical support, Sharma said she knows where the executive team members live Apple: “I don’t use weapons and ammunition, but I know people who do“.
The situation worsened on December 4, when it did stalker he climbed over the gate and entered the pprivate ownership of Tim Cook in Palo Alto to deliver champagne and flowers. Shortly thereafter, the man tagged Cook in a series of tweets with “sexualized” photos that portrayed Apple’s CEO in inappropriate positions.
On January 15, Sharma entered Tim Cook’s private property again, passing the gate and ringing the bell directly. The police intervened shortly after, but in the meantime the intruder had already escaped. The situation was then taken over by William Burns, Apple’s security officer, who introduced ua restrictive order against Sharma.
The court accepted this request and issued a restraining order against Sharma, which will have to keep away from Tim Cook and his properties, as well as from Apple Park and all Apple’s corporate headquarters, including stores. The order expires on March 3, when the first hearing is scheduled.