When Hugh Jackman headed to his usual NYC gym on April 13, he likely didn’t expect to be chased by a stalker with an electric razor. Unfortunately that’s how his weekend began, as police arrested a 47-year-old Manhattan woman following an attempted attack.
Katherine Thurson, who lives in a Manhattan shelter for the mentally ill, reportedly entered Gotham Gym and threw an electric razor filled with her own pubic hairs at Jackman, all the while sobbing and screaming her love for the actor. Police apprehended her a few blocks away based on descriptions from Jackman and witnesses, but the New York Post reports that “the NYPD Crime Scene Unit recovered the weapon and had to pick the hairs out of it to match them with her DNA.”
This isn’t the first time Thurston has stalked Jackman, who says he’s also seen her outside his daughter’s Manhattan elementary school and his home in the Village. He still seems to have taken the situation in stride, telling reporters, “Here’s a woman who obviously needs help so I just hope she gets the help she needs.”
Thurston was charged with stalking and brought to Manhattan Criminal Court to await arraignment. She has no prior criminal history.