Alleged Britney Stalker: Back to Canada
Daniel Lachance, 25, of Quebec, originally was arrested on two counts of criminal trespassing and stalking in April. Deputies say Lachance twice went onto the Kentwood, La., property of Spears's father, James, while searching for the singer in her hometown. (Britney Spears was not home at the time.)
Lachance pleaded no contest on June 2 to two counts of stalking. Judge Robert H. Morrison II gave Lachance a six-month suspended sentence and, as stated in court documents, ordered him to "immediately go to the airport and purchase a ticket to Canada and ... not to return to Kentwood, La., and not to go near or around the home of Britney Spears or any of her family."
Lachance's attorney, Charles Christmas, says his client's no-contest plea allowed him to get out of jail, go back home and put the episode behind him.
Christmas says Lachance never meant the singer or her family any harm. He says Lachance has a videotape of a Spears interview in which the singer lightheartedly suggested that fans come to Kentwood for tea.
"Unfortunately, he took it too literally," says Christmas, who describes Lachance as "a big fan" of Spears.
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