“Kendall Jenner’s alleged stalker has been arrested by ICE, and the agency made it clear … if they didn’t throw this guy out of the country there could have been a tragedy involving violence directed at Kendall,” TMZ reports.
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops had been tracking 38-year-old John Ford for several weeks … the guy who twice showed up at Kendall’s home,” the report notes. “Last October, he scaled a hill and ended up by her swimming pool and came back again shortly thereafter and ended up on her porch.”
Ford is reportedly a Canadian citizen whose visitor visa expired, so he was apparently in the U.S. illegally.
“ICE agents were on the hunt for Ford, and they got their man Monday in New Mexico at a hotel,” TMZ reports.
The report quotes a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement saying: “This timely arrest could very well have prevented a violent crime. Our special agents acted quickly on this tip to ensure that this obsessive behavior didn’t escalate to become a tragedy.”
Ford is reportedly in ICE custody in El Paso, awaiting a deportation hearing.