Why did the arrest occur? Rev. David Ajemian was arrested last week because he attempted to enter a taping session of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" at New York's Rockefeller Plaza.
What did the priest write? Ajemian referred to himself as "your priest stalker" in one note. When denied access to one of the tapings, Ajemian apparently wrote, "Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fan?"
When did this stalking allegedly occur? The letters and e-mails apparently started in September 2006, continued even after Ajemian was asked to stop. "I want a public confession before I ever consider giving you absolution -- or a spot on your couch," apparently wrote Ajemian. (Is this a sexual reference?)
How does O'Brien know this priest? O'Brien has been silent and has not publicly explained if he knew Ajemian. However, it is believed that O'Brien has participated in fund raising activities for the archdiocese. Furthermore, Ajemian and OBrien may have attended Harvard University at the same time. O'Brien graduated in 1985, and Ajemian apparently also attended Harvard in the early 80's. O'Brien apparently also has another priest friend from the same arch diocese.
One thing we learned a few weeks ago in Southern California is that where there is smoke, there may be fire. Look for possible news to develop on the relationship (whether real or imaginative) of O'brien and Ajemian. After all, with the T.V. writers on strike, reality news moves into the entertainment spotlight.
Update 4-9-08. The Priest was found guilty and sentenced (if you will) to staying away from Conan O'Brien for two years. Is that cruel and unusual punishment?