A priest in the archdiocese of Boston was arrested last week when he tried to enter a taping session of Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show in New York, capping a series of alleged attempts to stalk the host, The Associated Press reported.
According to court papers, the Rev. David Ajemian had previously sent threatening letters to O’Brien, including one in which he complained of not being allowed to see a taping of the show, the AP reported.
“Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans?” the note said, according to the AP.
Ajemian had also contacted O’Brien’s parents, Barbara Thompson, a spokesperson for the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, told the AP.
The archdiocese released a statement that Ajemian had been placed on leave and was prohibited from ministering publicly, the AP reported. Ajemian is charged with aggravated harassment and stalking and could face up to a year in prison.