CHICAGO (STMW) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Massachusetts woman charged with stalking Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein at his Lakeview home last summer because she allegedly violated the conditions of her release.
A Cook County judge had ordered Kathleen Kearney be on GPS monitoring once she posted bond after her July 16, 2012, arrest on stalking charges, authorities said.
Court documents indicated she called her probation officer Jan. 11 and said she was at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston and was unable to charge her GPS device.
Kearney was admitted to the hospital after she began acting erratically a day earlier at an event at a Catholic church / school, according to court documents. Police were called and Kearney was taken to the hospital following a psychotic episode where she cut her hand in the parking lot.
She had no GPS charger when she was admitted to the hospital, according to the court records.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office faxed an arrest warrant to the hospital and wants to extradite her from Boston to Chicago, court documents said.
She was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, but remained hospitalized.
Kearney, 44, of Canton, Mass., was initially arrested near Addison Street and Southport Avenue. Prosecutors claim she flew to Chicago, rented a red Ford and plugged Epstein’s address into the muscle car’s GPS.
When Kearney got to Epstein’s home, which she located via Google, she found Epstein’s wife in the front yard, prosecutors said.
“I’m Kathy. You must be Marie,” Kearney allegedly said.
Marie Epstein thought Kearney was a neighbor and invited the woman past the front gate, but became concerned when she offered birthday presents to the Epsteins toddler son, authorities said. She asked Kearney to leave then called police and Cubs security.
Prosecutors said Kearney left, drove around the block and passed Wrigley Field then returned to the block, where she saw Theo Epstein walking home and called out to get his attention.
Epstein ignored Kearney, who followed him past the front gate, prosecutors said. He went inside and called police.
Kearney allegedly got back in the Mustang and drove away, prosecutors said. Officers found her about 6 p.m. in the rental car, double parked about two blocks from the Epsteins home.
After being arrested, Kearney allegedly told detectives she was trying to invite Theo Epstein to attend church with her, a source said. Kearney told police that she had been warned to stay away from Epstein, prosecutors said.
She has previously been accused of attempted to hand-deliver the then-Red Sox general manager a “Burger King” meal at Fenway Park in Boston.
However, Kearney had neither been arrested for stalking Epstein nor the subject of a court order of protection barring her from making contact with him, according authorities in Chicago and Brookline, Mass., Epstein’s former hometown.
Kearney graduated Harvard University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Simmons College in 2002 with a master’s degree in library science.
Prosecutors said in court that investigators had trouble determining whether Kearney had a criminal history because her fingers are scarred and she is missing some fingertips.
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