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Court issues restraining order for man allegedly stalking 'The Hills' ' Audrina Patridge [Updated]

September 12, 2009 |  8:10 am

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has issued a restraining order barring a Petaluma, Calif., man accused of stalking “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge from coming within 100 yards of the reality TV celebrity.

[Updated at 9:35 a.m. Monday: A previous version of this post misspelled Patridge's last name as Partridge.] 

In court papers , a lawyer for Patridge said 24-year-old Zachory Loring showed up on the doorstep of her L.A. home last month, identified himself as a fan and handed her a stack of materials, including poems written to her and a photo of a woman being strangled. He returned two more times, once staying on her porch for seven hours and another time sitting by her trash cans, the lawyer said. 

 “Ms. Patridge is in great fear of returning to her home and is currently staying outside of Los Angeles County due to her fear for her personal and physical safety,” her attorney wrote. The temporary restraining order prohibits Loring from contacting Patridge or her brother, Mark, with whom she resides. 

A hearing on a long-term order is set for Sept. 30. Loring could not be reached for comment.

-- Harriet Ryan