Man sentenced for stalking Kunis escapes mental facility

Jun 2, 2015, 1:06 AM
FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, actress Mila Kunis attends a premiere at TCL Chinese...
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, actress Mila Kunis attends a premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Authorities are looking for a man sentenced for stalking Kunis after he escaped from a mental health facility in Southern California, on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
(Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities were searching for a man sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis after he escaped from a Los Angeles County mental health facility by climbing through a bathroom window and scaling a barbed-wire fence.

Probation officials said Monday that they were actively looking for Stuart Lynn Dunn, but he had no local contacts and they had no leads.

Dunn disappeared at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday from the Olive Vista Behavioral Health Center in Pomona, said Deputy Chief Reaver Bingham of the county’s probation department.

“He went in to take a shower,” Bingham said, “and when he didn’t come out they went in to check on him.”

Law enforcement authorities were actively searching for him, but he had no known local contacts and there were no leads, Bingham said.

“We’re treating him as dangerous,” he said. “We never know the state of mind of an individual. He does have a fixation on the original victim, so that’s why.”

Kunis was personally notified of the escape, he said.

Asked if she was being given protection, Bingham said there is a law enforcement protocol for such situations but he was not at liberty to discuss it. He did not know what private measures she may have taken.

Dunn pleaded no contest to stalking the “Black Swan” and “That ’70s Show” actress in January 2013.

He was arrested in February 2012 for breaking into her vacant condominium. Authorities took him into custody again a few months later, after he waited for Kunis outside her gym for three days, in violation of a restraining order.

Dunn was sentenced to six months of rehabilitation and five years of probation and ordered to stay away from the actress and her representatives for 10 years.

Messages seeking comment from representatives for Kunis were not immediately returned.

Stalking laws have been steadily tightened since the 1989 murder of model-actress Rebecca Schaeffer, who was shot to death at her Los Angeles apartment by an obsessed fan.

Bardo remains in prison, serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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AP writer John Antczak contributed to this report.

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Man sentenced for stalking Kunis escapes mental facility