First, we have Hugh Jackman getting electric shavers full of pubic hair thrown at him and now this? Come on people! The daughter of Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel has been living in fear lately thanks to alleged stalker, Sheryl Finley, a 40-year-old woman from Austin, Minnesota. According to the New York Post, Sheryl sent Alexa over 60 messages about, “pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder.”
The stalker was using a fake Facebook account where she posed as, “Rick Steenfield.” She used the account to stalk and harass Alexa Ray Joel. When Billy Joel found about the messages, he turned to his friend Paul McCartney to get protection for his daughter and to track down this sick individual. A source claims that Alexa’s mother was terrified that something would happen to her baby.
The disturbed stalker was eventually found by investigators in a wooded area in her hometown. She was reportedly naked when they found her and she told investigators that she did not intend to go through with the threats against Alexa “during this life.” She also expressed her hopes of meeting the 27-year-old singer one day.
Sheryl Finley has pleaded not guilty to felony stalking for electronic messages sent by false impersonation and gross misdemeanor stalking for repeated messages. Her pretrial date is set for May 3.
These people obviously need help. It’s sad to hear stories like this because you kind of feel bad for both people involved. Obviously, you feel bad for the person getting stalked, but you also feel bad for the sick individual who is doing it. She certainly won’t find the help she desperately needs in jail.